Education:

*M.S. in Cybersecurity, Norfolk State University

*M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies (Strategic Planning Focus),
Naval War College

*J.D. (law degree), Dickinson School of Law (now Penn State)

*B.A. in Government and International Studies, B.A. in German, University of Notre Dame

Military: 

*Iraq War/Bronze Star and 30 Year Navy Veteran.
*Selected and served as Commanding Officer SIX times; one unit was named best in nation.
*Retired as a Navy Captain with the level of responsibility to understand that Congress needs to make strategic/national level decisions such as going to war and avoiding it by building a strong military.
*Served as the Operations Officer for a Combatant Command level staff; served as the Leader of Exercise Control Group, training another Combatant Commander and staff; served in Iraq making strategic/country-wide civil affairs plans.                                                                                                             *Naval War College Master’s Degree included a Strategic Planning focus.

Law Enforcement:

*11+ years as a prosecutor. Last as a felony prosecutor, working closely with police to investigate and prosecute criminals.

*Andy understands the tremendous value of the police; that these selfless servants of the public protect the safety of individuals and society as a whole.

*Worked with victims of crime to reduce the impact of crimes in their lives. They taught how much damage one human being can create in the lives of others, and how important law enforcement and the judicial system is.

 

Foreign Policy Experience:

*Countries visited: 39. Lived in 6 of them, worked in 4 of them (Korea, Iraq, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia). Learned parts of multiple languages.

*Values alliances:
Assigned to Multi-National Corps, Iraq, working with Iraqis, Canadians, Australians, Moldavians and others, International relief organizations/non-governmental organizations (NGOs), multiple agencies.

*Worked at NATO twice.

*Student of China:
Final War College paper discussed China and Taiwan; developed and delivers to civic groups and others a presentation of China’s internal and external actions.

Business:

*Program Manager in private enterprise. Responsible for customer relations, contract delivery, profit/loss, labor management.

*Team earned customer’s highest performance rating.

 

Cybersecurity:

*Earned M.S. in Cybersecurity.
*CISA, CIPP/US, Security + ce certificates.
*Worked in the healthcare industry protecting patient data.
*Works in the defense sector to protect our country’s information
from foreign theft.

 

Environment:

*Speaker for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

*Served as Chairman of the SPSA Citizen’s Advisory Committee. 

 

Church:

*Strong believer in the Christian value of Love.

*Lector and Sunday School teacher at Holy Family Church.

*Lector and Retreat team member at St. Gregory the Great.

*Participant in the “That Man is You” program at St. Nicholas.

*Taught English at a Catholic School in Djibouti.

 

Active in the community:

*Member and mentor, 200+ Men.

*Member of Lead 757, Class of 2021 (HR Chamber) (Best Class Ever!).

*Vice President, Hampton Roads Chapter, Military Officers Association of America.

Andy Baan is a retired member of the Navy. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.