Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Andrew Griffin received his officer’s commission from The Citadel in 1978. He served in US Army Intelligence, retiring in 2000 after 22 years of military service. From 2000-2010 LTC (Ret) Griffin served with the Department of Military Science at Northern Arizona University (NAU) where he provided campus liaison, student services, and leadership instruction.
Since March 2010 Andrew has been serving as the director of the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs (OMVA). In this position, he serves as the senior advocate for military and veteran students and their families, providing service and support towards educational transition, retention, graduation, and post-graduation career services. Under his leadership, NAU was ranked by the Military Times as the 2013-2015 top university within the American Southwest for its service and support to the military and veteran student in higher education. In addition to his duties leading OMVA, Andrew has held the positions of director of emergency management and director of scholarships and financial aid, and more recently has been appointed as a commissioner for the Arizona Governor’s Veterans’ Advisory Commission serving the 550,000 military veterans residing in Arizona