Commander Andrew (Andy) Gadbois is a Naval Intelligence Officer and the Sea Services Chair at the College of Information and Cyberspace, National Defense University, Fort McNair Washington D.C. He holds a Bachelor of Science in History from Oregon State University and Master of Arts from the United States Naval War College, where he was a distinguished graduate. While he began his military career as a Surface Warfare Officer in 2000, he came to the Navy's Information Warfare community in 2005. His sea tours include USS VANDERGRIFT (FFG 48), USS CHINOOK (PC 9), Amphibious Squadron Four staff embarked in USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3), and aboard USS GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78). In addition to numerous deployments at sea, Commander Gadbois deployed to the staff of United Nations Mission in Liberia Information Division in 2005. Ashore, he most recently reported from the Joint Staff Directorate for Intelligence (J2) in the Pentagon. He also served on the staffs of United States Fleet Forces Command, Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic, and at Joint Intelligence Operations Center Europe Analytic Center (JAC), Molesworth, United Kingdom.
Commander Gadbois’ military career is rich in Information Warfare experience. While at the Pentagon, Commander Gadbois collaborated with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Combatant Commands, and the Defense Intelligence Enterprise to lead the J2 effort to support the planning, execution, and oversight of strategic Global Integration initiatives, messaging, and Joint Force Cyber, Influence, and Information Operations. In addition to providing intelligence support to tactical and operational-level Information Operations to afloat and ashore units and staffs, he also served as the primary instructor for the Navy’s Information Operations Fundamentals Course from 2010 to 2011.