Marshall native announced as dean of College of National Reserves

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Marshall native Andrew Hird, and wife Alicia, cut a congratulatory cake after Andrew was promoted to colonel approximately three years ago.
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Northfield, Vt. ó Marshall native and Air Force Col. Andrew Hird has been named as dean of the College of National Services, which oversees Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs at Norwich University through the departments of Army Military Science, Aerospace Studies and Naval Science.

He is commander of the AFROTC Detachment 867, in Northfield, Vt., where he leads and manages the administration of the Air Force officer training program at the university. The detachmentís nine authorized personnel guide and mentor approximately 150 officer candidates, active and special cadet students through training and professional leadership development, as well as instruction in Air Force structure, history and national security affairs.

Hird has commanded aircrew in the C-141B and C-17A, and is a former C-17A schoolhouse instructor. He has served on the Air Staff, the Central Command Combined Air Operations Center Staff and the United States Transportation Command Staff.

In addition to his current command, Hird commanded the 62nd Operations Group, 517th Firebird Airlift Squadron and the 385th Air Expeditionary Group. He is a command pilot with more than 5,000 flying hours and has flown combat missions in Operations Deliberate Force, Allied Force and Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

In addition to Hird named as dean, the university announced Sandra G. Affenito, Ph.D., as provost and dean of faculty, beginning Aug. 1, and Francis (Frank) Moore, of Spanaway, Wash., as chief information officer beginning July 5.

Norwich University is located in Northfield, Vt.

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