Biography


Andrew Chun pictureAndrew Chun was born in Phoenix, AZ and moved to Denver, CO when he was three (yet he seems to remember the Arizona heat). His family moved around several times within Denver and finally settled in Aurora, CO. He graduated high school in 1997 and, after giving college several tries, decided to enlist in the Navy in 2002.

He spent the next several years moving from Great Lakes, IL to Goose Creek, SC to Ballston Spa, NY and, finally, to Silverdale, WA. His first Navy vessel was the USS Kentucky, a ballistic missile submarine. He spent the next five years earning his pay as a nuclear Reactor Operator in Engineering, training assistant for Engineering, work center supervisor for his division, and successfully completing eight deployments. In 2007, Andrew had settled into a good routine and felt that it was time to finish up his Bachelors from all those years ago. He was accepted to Thomas Edison State College and, between deployments, finished his degree requirements to graduate with a Bachelor's of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology (sounds very fancy) in 2009.

Not content to rest, Andrew applied for a commission in the Navy to transition from enlisted to officer. Just a few days before Christmas in 2009, Andrew received word that he was 1 of 2 people chosen out of 20 to attend OCS for his commission. Andrew started OCS in April and graduated in June 2010 as an officer and a gentleman. He then packed up his life in Washington and headed to Augusta, GA.

As a newly minted Naval officer, Andrew had many jobs during his three years in Georgia. He started out working for the NSA as an Operations Watch Officer followed by Senior Cyber Manager. He then worked in personnel for several months before returning to his role as Senior Cyber Manager. Additional collateral duties that he held were Public Affairs Officer (worked out well because he likes taking pictures), SharePoint web developer, and division officer. After having been in the Navy for ten years, Andrew decided that it might be time to seek other challenges and submitted his resignation in September 2013.

Andrew moved back home to Denver (yet he seems to remember the Georgia heat) where he completed his Master of Science Degree in Information Systems and was admitted to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Currently, he is working for Raytheon as a Systems Engineer II. In his free time, he enjoys riding his road bike and hiking.