Rear Admiral Annie Andrews, USN (Ret) retires from the Federal Aviation Administration
Annie B. Andrews
Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management
Annie B. Andrews is the Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
With a mission: “We take care of the people who make it safe to fly,” the Office of Human Resource Management engages in strategic partnerships across the FAA to provide services for more than 45,000 federal personnel across the nation. Driven to provide innovative people services and strategic solutions in a changing world, Ms. Andrews is responsible for overseeing human resource programs, policies and operations including: personnel recruitment, retention, and accession; employee accountability, employee relations and labor relations; corporate learning and talent development; employee compensation, benefits, and work life; and workers compensation.
Under her executive leadership, her office has increased cross organization efficiencies by enacting a collaborative shared services model in the areas of workers compensation and learning management systems with other modes in the Department of Transportation; launching improved employee services systems in the Benefits Operations Center; and initiating efforts to ensure the future FAA workforce through its Strategic Workforce Planning and Succession Planning programs. She is also leading efforts to enhance the nation’s aviation workforce through STEM AVSED programming and initiatives to encourage growth in the numbers of women and youth in aviation. Her organization is also actively exploring the use of Robotic Process Automation and other efforts to streamline paperwork and processes.
A retired rear admiral, Ms. Andrews served for 32 years and was only the third African American female to achieve this rank in the United States Navy. Her distinguished naval career is highlighted by roles including: commander, Navy Recruiting Command, Millington, TN.; director, Navy Total Force Requirements, Washington, DC.; commanding officer of Boston Military Entrance Processing Station, Navy Recruiting District San Francisco, and Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes; Chief, Requirements Branch & Joint Manpower Planner for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington D.C.; Executive Assistant & Naval Aide to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower & Reserve Affairs; and Senior Fellow on the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group at the Naval War College.
Ms. Andrews holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Savannah State University, a Master of Science in Management from Troy State University, a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the College of Naval Command and Staff; she is also a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College. She has been conferred honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from both Wilson College in Pennsylvania and Savannah State University.
Ms. Andrews serves as a Volunteer on the Board of Navy Federal Credit Union, Navy Marine Corps Coast Guard Residence Foundation, Savannah State University Foundation, and as an Advisor to the National Naval Officers Association.