LtCol Andrew Wichers

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Andrew S.R. Wichers
Lt Col, USAF (Ret)

Lt Col Wichers

 

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew S.R. Wichers is the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI) for the Beaufort High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC).  Prior to joining Beaufort High School, Colonel Wichers was the SASI at Broome High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina (2010-2016), a Distinguished Unit with Merit. 


Colonel Wichers had a distinguished career in the private sector and as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, serving a total of 23 years both on active duty and in the Georgia Air National Guard. 
Colonel Wichers was recalled to active duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) following the events of September 11, 2001 as the J6, Director for Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) systems at the 224th Joint Communications Support Squadron, Brunswick, Georgia (visit www.jcse.mil).

Colonel Wichers has experience in the following industries: education, workforce development, telecommunications and manufacturing. He held the positions of Risk Control Advocate and Human Resources Consultant with the Georgia School Boards Association (www.GSBA.com), Director of Employee Relations with the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools System (www.SCCPSS.com; Senior Manager, T-Mobile National Handset Repair and Distribution Center (www.t-mobile.com), and various senior management positions with Boral Industries, a focused international Building and Construction materials supplier (www.boral.com.au/).

 

Colonel Wichers has a BA in Political Science from North Georgia College, a Masters in International Relations from Troy University and a Masters in Business Administration from Auburn University. Colonel Wichers is a Certified Mediator, Certified Practitioner of the Myers- Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) as recognized by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). Colonel Wichers is also a rated fluent in French, German, Dutch and Spanish and is conversant in Arabic.  His hobbies are reading, golf and sailing.