Andrew Hendel Class Of 2009


Andrew Hendel graduated from CS-17 with USAFA Class of 2009. On active duty, he served as a combat rescue officer leading Air Force pararescue and SERE specialists on personnel recovery missions with deployments to Kuwait and the Horn of Africa. He also led testing and evaluation of equipment and tactics for the Guardian Angel Weapon System. Andrew left active duty in 2017 to pursue a career in finance. He is currently a financial advisor in Castle Pines, Colorado, and a Reservist drilling with the 26th Space Aggressor Squadron. He lives in Castle Pines with his wife, Chelsea, and sons, Talon and Jett.

Candidacy Statement
I am a very proud graduate of the Air Force Academy. While there, I built lifelong friendships, fostered my first lessons in leadership, received an outstanding education, and met my wife, Chelsea, USAFA Class of 2010. The Academy shaped me to be an Air Force officer and father. Plus it taught me how to run a small business and be a leader in my community. My desire to serve on the AOG Board of Directors is my opportunity to give back to the Academy. I want to ensure that the Academy’s legacy is maintained so that future cadets can have the opportunities that the Academy has offered me.