Deputy Commander, Office of Naval Intelligence
2019 Undersea Warfare Technology Spring Conference
Mr. Andrew G. Richardson was appointed to the position of Deputy Commander, Office of Naval Intelligence, and to the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service, in March 2018. Immediately prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Richardson served on a joint duty assignment, beginning in November 2015, as the Assistant Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, N2N6I, and the Assistant Director of the Naval Intelligence Activity. In that position he was responsible for assisting the Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence in providing intelligence support to Department of Navy senior leaders, oversight and management of Navy intelligence programs and initiatives, and the day-to-day management of the Naval Intelligence Activity.
From October 2006 through February 2018, Mr. Richardson was an employee of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and was appointed to the Senior National Intelligence Service (SNIS) in August 2008. From November 2011 to November 2015, he was the Deputy Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs. In that position he was responsible for advising the Director of National Intelligence and other ODNI senior officers on strategic-level interactions with the U.S. Congress. Mr. Richardson also served as the Director of Policy and Programs for the Associate Director of National Intelligence for Human Capital, where he was responsible for developing and coordinating strategic human capital policies for application to the Intelligence Community. Prior to his appointment to the SNIS, Mr. Richardson served as a senior human capital policy advisor for almost two years.
Prior to joining the ODNI staff, Mr. Richardson worked for over 11 years in the U.S. Congress. From April 1999 to September 2006, he worked for Senator George Voinovich on a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. In March 2001, he became the staff director of the subcommittee, serving as Senator Voinovich’s principal advisor and representative on committee issues. Prior to his Senate employment, Mr. Richardson worked from over four years in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Mr. Richardson received a commission as a reserve intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy in February 2000 and is still active in the reserves. Currently a Commander, in February
2010 he was mobilized to active duty for 14 months and served for 11 months in Basra, Iraq, in support of special operations forces and the U.S. Army.
Mr. Richardson holds a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence degree from the National Defense Intelligence College (now National Intelligence University), Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut.