Andrew Hendel graduated from CS-17 with USAFA Class of 2009. On active duty, he served as a combat rescue officer leading Air Force pararescue and SERE specialists on personnel recovery missions with deployments to Kuwait and the Horn of Africa. He also led testing and evaluation of equipment and tactics for the Guardian Angel Weapon System. Andrew left active duty in 2017 to pursue a career in finance. He is currently a financial advisor in Castle Pines, Colorado, and a Reservist drilling with the 26th Space Aggressor Squadron. He lives in Castle Pines with his wife, Chelsea, and sons, Talon and Jett.