John S. “Condor” Andrews was raised in the Little Neck/Kingston area of Virginia Beach where he attended King’s Grant Elementary School and First Colonial High School. He then attended Virginia Tech where he received his degree in the hospitality management industry. After working several years, John decided to dedicate his life to service. He joined the Navy via the Aviation Officer Candidate School program and earned his wings flying in the E-2C Hawkeye.
Throughout his 30-year naval career, John was stationed several times at the Norfolk Naval Air Station, Washington D.C., Memphis, and San Diego. He made seven extended carrier deployments, did a year-long tour in Iraq with the Army, and flew in support of combat operations in Afghanistan where he was awarded a Bronze Star. He also received two Legions of Merit and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. In between deployments he received a Master’s Degree from the Naval War College.
After transitioning from military service, he worked as the Special Assistant to the City Manager for Veteran Services and Military Affairs for the City of Norfolk, focusing on workforce development and public-private partnership liaison. He served as a board member for Opportunity Inc. One-Stop Workforce Center and the Norfolk NATO Festival. He led the Military Economic Development Advisory Committee and was the Norfolk representative for the Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance. He currently serves a program manager for Military Sealift Command
He is married to Martha Owen and lives in the Chelsea area of Great Neck. He has four children in a combined family and three grandchildren.