Andrew is a Marine Corps combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, participating in the Shock & Awe campaign in 2003 as an Anti-tank Assaultman with Fox 2/23 attached to 1st Mar Div commanded by General James "Chaos" Mattis. Andrew was inducted into the AZ Veteran's Hall of Fame Class of 2017 and is the Best-selling Author of Healing the Warrior Heart. After years of extreme suicidal behavior as a result of Combat PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and Major Depressive Disorder, Andrew once again found joy in life and Founded Operation Shockwave to share his story and to inspire veterans to choose life. Andrew previously served as the Veteran Outreach Coordinator for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Arizona, Project Manager for The Ripple Effect, Helping Veterans and Families Heal and served a Fellowship with The Mission Continues. He is an active member of Love Life Church, in Glendale, AZ and leads a Men's Life Group to sharpen other men in life with the word of God. He is blessed with a beautiful and supportive wife and 2 sons and lives each day to be an example to his family that it's possible to overcome any adversity.