Lieutenant Commander Andre Sadowski was born in Germany and joined the Navy while living in Colorado Springs, CO in 1988. He graduated from Charleston Southern University and Norfolk State University in 1998, and was commissioned an Ensign. Following commissioning, he completed the Basic Qualification Course for Supply Corps Officers at the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, GA and was assigned aboard the Guam USA based USNS MV LUMMUS as the MPSRON THREE Supply Officer. He then served on the USS EMORY S LAND (AS 39) in LaMaddalena, Italy as the Stores Officer and Logistics Officer. He transferred to NAVSEA in Washington DC and completed his Contracting Internship, which led to a Level II Certification.
Lt Cmdr. Sadowski returned to sea in 2005 as Supply Department Head of the Mayport, FL-based Guided Missile Frigate USS TAYLOR (FFG 50) where he completed an extensive shipyard modernization period and a 6-month independent steaming, counter-piracy deployment to the waters off the Horn of Africa, the Arabian Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Gulf of Aden. TAYLOR was awarded the coveted NEY Award, and assisted U.S. FIFTH Fleet in aggressive prosecution of piracy and human trafficking, and the high seas rescue of several refugees.
Lt Cmdr Sadowski is currently assigned to the Aviation Operations Research and Systems Support Directorate of NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, the naval inventory control point, in Philadelphia, PA as an Operations Research Analyst. He attended Naval Postgraduate School and received a Master of Science degree in Operations Research in conjunction with completing Joint Professional Military Education. He and his wife reside in Bala Cynwyd, PA and are the parents of one son.
He is the Naval representative building a CNO directed STEM partnership between NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Temple University, and the Pennsylvania Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Program. This program was inaugurated by ADM Roughead in AUG11, and its development has received considerable Flag Officer attention.
His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), and various unit and campaign awards. He is a qualified Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer and Enlisted Submarine Warfare. He has served on four ships and one submarine in his enlisted and officer career thus far.
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