In 1993, Col. Andrée G. Navarro received a two-year Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She graduated from Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia in 1995 and commissioned as an Army Reserve Quartermaster officer. Col. Navarro began her commissioned service as a Platoon Leader and continued to serve in the Quartermaster Corps in a multitude of tactical level positions at the Company, Battalion, and Brigade levels, to include serving as an Operations Officer overseeing movement of equipment to Bosnia, leading the 849th Quartermaster Company to Iraq, and serving as Logistics Observer Controller/ Trainer Team Chief overseeing training and validation of Army National Guard and Reserve Soldiers deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Col. Navarro’s career as a Psychological Operations officer began in 2008 serving as the Psychological Operations Plans Officer at Headquarters, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne). She served in a multitude of tactical and operational level positions, including Executive Officer of the 13th Psychological Operations Battalion, 319th Tactical Psychological Operations Company Commander while serving concurrently as the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) PSYOP Officer in Afghanistan, and Battalion Commander of the 16th Psychological Operations Battalion. COL Navarro is currently the Commander of the 2nd Psychological Operations Group.
Col. Navarro holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Master of Arts in Procurement and Acquisitions Management, and a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies. She is a graduate of the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, Transportation Officer Advanced Course, Support Operations Course, Psychological Operations Qualification Course, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Reserve Component National Security Course, Stability, Security & Development in Complex Operations Course, and the Resident Army War College.
Col. Navarro’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Honorable Order of Saint Martin Medal, and the Bronze Robert A. McClure Medal.
Col. Navarro lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. In her civilian occupation, Col. Navarro oversees logistics at the New Orleans Asylum Sub-Office, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.