Andrew J. Berard U.S. Navy 1978-1995 (Ret) PO1 (1st Class Petty Officer, E-6)
- Highest Rank: Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
- Highest Award: Naval Achievement Medal x 3
- Legionnaire (2006-Present)
- Former Positions:
- AL Riders President
- Post 2nd Vice Commander
- 1st Vice Commander
- Post Commander
- Post JAG
- District JAG
- Currently the Finance Officer
- Petty Officer Berard joined the Navy in January 1978 and attended Basic training in San Diego, California.
- He then attended Aviation Electronics “A” school at Naval Air Station Memphis located in Millington, Tennessee.
- After completion of “A” school, he accepted orders to Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 3 (HC-3) at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California. During his tenure at HC-3, he was qualified as a collateral duty inspector and work center supervisor. Petty Officer Berard worked on Boeing CH-46 Helicopters during this assignment.
- After his tenure at HC-3, Petty Officer Berard reenlisted and returned to NAS Memphis for advanced electronics class, (C-School).
- After completing C-School, he transferred back to NAS North Island and reported to HC-11 as avionics work center supervisor. He also spent time working in the quality assurance work center as quality assurance representative. During his time in HC-11, he also completed 2 western pacific cruises on supply ships. Again, Petty officer worked on CH-46 helicopters during this assignment.
- After completing his tour at HC-11, Petty Officer Berard was assigned to Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 41 (VS-41) also at NAS North Island. He worked in both the Avionics shop was also Leading Petty Officer of Quality Assurance Division. During this assignment, Petty Officer Berard worked on Lockheed S-3 Vikings.
- In November of 1990, Petty Officer Berard re-located to NAS Lemoore in California’s Central Valley and Strike fighter Squadron 25. He became work center supervisor and Quality Assurance Representative on F/A-18 Hornets. During this assignment, Petty Officer Berard was injured and eventually resulted in a medical retirement in March of 1995.