Captain Andrew Coleman is a native of the Bronx NY. He graduated from Iona College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2003 as an Intelligence Analyst. Upon completion of Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training he was assigned to 1/7 SFG (A) at Fort Bragg, NC where he served from March 2004-May 2007. He deployed with 1/7 SFG (A) to Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Colombia prior to attending Officer Candidate School.
Upon commissioning from OCS as an Infantry Officer CPT Coleman served as a rifle platoon leader and scout platoon leader with 2-22IN, 1BCT, 10th MTN at Fort Drum NY. CPT Coleman was then selected to serve as the aide-de-camp for the DCG-O 10th MTN DIV where he deployed with the Division to RC-S Afghanistan. He then served as the XO for B TRP, 1-89CAV, 2BCT, 10th MTN.
Following his assignment at Fort Drum he attended the Maneuver Captains Career Course at Fort Benning, GA. He was then assigned to 1st Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood, Texas where he served as the Squadron assistant operations officer for 4 months. In May of 2013 CPT Coleman took Command of Bandit Troop 1st Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from June 2014 to December 2014.
After redeploying, CPT Coleman was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), where he served as the assistant operations officer.
Captain Coleman’s military education includes Airborne School, Ranger School, and Stryker Leaders Course.
Captain Coleman’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (1 Silver OLC) the Afghan Campaign Medal (3 campaign star) the Iraq Campaign Medal (1 campaign star), Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab, and Parachutist Badge.
Captain Coleman is married to the former Eneyda Fernandez of San Juan, Puerto Rico.