Andrew D. Beckey
Colonel Andrew D. Beckey was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 9 May 1967. His first duty assignment was as OIC, Army Marksmanship Unit, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Commander, 20th Chemical Detachment, 101st Airborne, Division, Vietnam; Chemical and Biological Warfare Technical Intelligence Analyst, Foreign Science Technology Center, Charlottesville, Virginia; Assistant TRACOC Systems Manager for Smoke, CACDA, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Chief of Microbiology, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort San Houston, Texas; Chemical and Biological Warfare, Medical Defense Staff Officer, Director of Health Care Ops OTSG, Washington, D.C.; Medical Operations Officer, Corps Surgeon’s Office, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Security, Plans and Operations Officer, 44th Medical Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, 93rd Evac Hospital, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; and Chief, Plans Division, ACSOPS, Headquarters, 7th MED.COM, Heidelberg, West Germany. | Colonel Beckey holds an AA degree in Pre-Med from San Jacinto College, Pasadena, Texas; BA degree in Zoology from University of Texas, Austin, Texas; and Massachusetts degree in Microbiology from University of Texas, Austin, Texas. His military schools attended include: Infantry OCS, Fort Benning Georgia; Chemical Officer’s Basic Course, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Chemical Officer’s Advanced Course, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Project Manager’s Development Course, Fort Lee, Virginia; Medical Service Advanced Course, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Airborne School, Fort Benning, Georgia; CGSC, Correspondence; Jumpmaster School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Army War College, Defense Strategy Course, Correspondence; Army War College, Class of ‘91, Correspondence Studies Course. | His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal (11 awards) w/ V device, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters w/ V device, Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Republic of Vietnam Cross of gallantry w/ Palm, Unit Citation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Grenada), Expert Field Medical Badge, Aircraft Crewmember Wings, and Parachutist Badge.