Lieutenant Colonel Andrew T. Ferguson hails from Alamogordo, New Mexico. In 1995, he graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Abilene Christian University and awarded a commission in the Infantry.
Upon completion of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, he was assigned to 3d Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he served as an Anti-Tank Platoon Leader. He later attended the Signal Officer Transition Course and was assigned as Communications Contingency Platoon Leader in Charlie Company, 51st Signal Battalion (Airborne). He was then attached and deployed with 46th Corps Support Group (Airborne) as Group Signal Officer for Hurricane Mitch Disaster Relief in El Salvador. He then returned to Fort Bragg to serve as Assistant S-3, Network Officer for Headquarters, 35th Signal Brigade (Airborne). Following the Captains Career Course, LTC Ferguson was assigned to 2d Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division as Battalion Signal Officer at Camp Casey, Korea. After a year in Korea, he was assigned to 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas as Battalion Signal Officer for 2d Battalion, 82d Field Artillery Regiment. He then commanded Delta Company, 13th Signal Battalion for 20 months and after command deployed with 1st Cavalry Division G6 as Division Radio Officer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. After returning from Iraq, LTC Ferguson attended Georgetown University where he received a Masters Degree in Policy Management. He returned to Fort Hood and was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division G6 serving as Communications Officer, Network Operations Officer, and Deputy G6 for three and a half years. During that time he deployed twice in support of OIF 06-08 and OIF 09. He then attended Intermediate Level Education (ILE) at the Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Following ILE, he served as the Aide to the Chief Information Officer/G6 on the Army Staff in the Pentagon. He is currently serving as the Network Operations Branch Chief for the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Capability Manager – Global Network Enterprise at the U.S. Army Signal Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia.
LTC Ferguson’s military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Signal Officer Transition Course, Signal Captains Career Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Intermediate Level Education, Airborne School, and Air Assault School.
LTC Ferguson’s decorations include Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (2 oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (with oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal (3 oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (silver oak leaf cluster), National Defense Service Medal (service star), Iraq Campaign Medal (3 campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal (service star), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 4), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation (oak leaf cluster), Navy Unit Commendation, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold), Army Staff Identification Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Expert Infantryman’s Badge.
LTC Ferguson is married with two children.