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Captain Andrew H. Ring

Captain Andrew Homer Ring, a native of Wilmore, KS, joined the Kansas Army National Guard and Army Reserve in 1992 as a cannon crewmember in field artillery.  In 1993, he received an Honorable Discharge from the Army Reserve and received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering.
Captain Ring’s sea assignments began as junior officer on USS CHARLOTTE (SSN 766) in Pearl Harbor, HI; Navigator on USS ALABAMA (SSBN 731) BLUE and USS NEVADA (SSBN 733) GOLD in Bangor, WA ; Executive Officer on USS JACKSONVILLE ( SSN 699) in Pearl Harbor, HI.  He served as the Commanding Officer of USS HOUSTON (SSN 713) in Bremerton, WA and USS EMORY S LAND (AS 39) in Guam.
Captain Ring’s shore assignments include duty as a Watch Officer at Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet in Norfolk, VA.  He served as a Liaison Officer at the Joint Warfare Analysis Command in Dahlgren, VA for the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea.  During this assignment he also completed a tour in Iraq at Camp Victory as the Multi-National Corps Iraq and U.S. State Department Liaison Officer.  He was selected for the 2011 Federal Executive Fellowship Program and attended Harvard University as a Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs studying Chinese foreign policy.  He served as Deputy for Material Readiness at Submarine Squadron Seven, Executive Officer of the Tactical Readiness Evaluation Team and Director of Submarine Operations at Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) in Pearl Harbor, HI. His last shore assignment was Director of Integrated Undersea Surveillance Systems at COMSUBPAC.
Captain Ring earned a Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Planning from the U.S. Naval War College, a Masters in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, a Masters of Business Administration from Touro University, and a Masters of Art in Liberal Studies from University of Oklahoma.  He has been privileged to serve on several commands that have been awarded Meritorious Unit Commendations, Battle Efficiency Awards, and numerous campaign decorations.

Last Updated: 15 June 2023


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