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Andrew's Story

Andrew J. Duck is the fifteenth of seventeen children. Born and raised in Maryland, Andrew graduated from Middletown High School, Middletown, in 1979 and later earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Southwest Texas State University. Andrew served 20+ years in the United States Army, serving three tours in Bosnia and a tour in Iraq in 2003. Andrew and his wife Whitney have been married for 35 years and have three children and three grandchildren.

Andrew’s Army career began as a Private First Class, working as a Company Clerk. He worked his way up to Administrative Non-Commissioned Officer, was trained as a Korean Linguist, and was commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer. His assignments have included:

  • Platoon Leader, Joint STARS Platoon, Mostar, Bosnia
  • Assistant S3 and Chief, Counter-Intelligence Operations Cell, 103d Military Intelligence Battalion, Multi-National Division (North), Bosnia Commander, D Company, 103d Military Intelligence Battalion, 3d Infantry Division
  • Intelligence Liaison Officer to 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Iraq
  • Intelligence Staff Officer, Combined Forces Land Component Command, Kuwait.

Andrew has also worked as a Financial Consultant for Merrill Lynch, in Frederick, Maryland. He currently works in the office of the Deputy Army Chief of Staff for Intelligence as an advisor to the Pentagon on Army Intelligence issues.

Andrew is the founder of Frederick Cares.  Andrew’s past community involvement includes employment as a paid staff member of the Carter/Mondale Presidential Committee (1980); member of Citizens for Responsible Growth, New Market, MD (1990), and Co-Founder, Frederick For Kerry, Frederick, MD (2004).

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