Captain Katrina L. Andrews was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1990 and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. In September 2009, CPT Andrews was accepted into Seattle University in Seattle, Washington. There she joined the ROTC program and obtained her degree in Liberal Arts with a specialization in Animal Behavior. She graduated from Seattle University with honors and as a Distinguished Military Graduate. She commissioned as a 2LT in June of 2013 and attended Military Police Officer Basic Course that July.
Upon completion of the Military Police Officer Basic Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, CPT Andrews moved to Germany and served as the 709th Military Police Battalion Head Quarters Orders Officer from December 2013 to May 2014. In May 2014 1LT Andrews was selected to be a Platoon Leader of the 615th Military Police Company. There she led the company’s Law Enforcement Certification Program and prepped, deployed, and commanded the Military Police tactical squad that escorted the Second Calvary Regiment in Operation Dragoon Ride; the first ride in the history of Operation Atlantic Resolve missions. As a Platoon Leader she won first place in the Battalion Road Warrior Competition, managed the Family Readiness Group, and ran the company’s Equal Opportunity Program, receiving commendable ratings. In May of 2015 CPT Andrews had completed her Platoon Leader time and was selected to move to Battalion Head Quarters where she served as the Current Operations Officer, the Training Officer and then the Law Enforcement Officer for both the 709th Military Police Battalion and the 18th Military Police Brigade. She was later selected to move to Brigade Head Quarters. In 2017, CPT Andrews attend the Captains Career Course at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri where she simultaneously earned her master’s degree in Business and Security Management. In December 2017 she moved to Fort Hood, Texas where she served as the 720th MP BN S4 OIC. In 2018 she was selected to be the 11th Military Police Battalion (CID) Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment Company Commander. She finished command at Fort Hood, Texas in June of 2020 and then moved to Knoxville, Tennessee where she currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of Tennessee.
CPT Andrews decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medals with three bronze oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, and the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge in Silver.
CPT Andrews military education includes Captains Career Course, Basic Officer Leaders Course, Equal Opportunity, Safety Officer Course 40, and Unit Movement Officer Training.