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Andrew G. Richardson

Deputy Commander

Office of Naval Intelligence



Mr. Andrew G. Richardson was appointed to the position of deputy commander, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), and to the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service in March 2018. In this position he is responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of the ONI Enterprise. Immediately prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Richardson served as the assistant deputy director of Naval Intelligence, N2N6I, and the assistant director of the Naval Intelligence Activity (NIA), beginning in November 2015. In that position he was responsible for assisting the deputy director of Naval Intelligence in providing intelligence support to Department of Navy senior leaders, oversight and management of Navy intelligence programs and initiatives, and the day-to-day management of the NIA.


From October 2006 through February 2018, Mr. Richardson was an employee of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and was appointed to the Senior National Intelligence Service (SNIS) in August 2008. From November 2011 to November 2015, he was the deputy director of the Office of Legislative Affairs, responsible for advising the director of National Intelligence and other ODNI senior officers on strategic-level interactions with the U.S. Congress. Mr. Richardson also served as the director of policy and programs for the associate director of National Intelligence for Human Capital, where he was responsible for developing and coordinating strategic human capital policies for application to the Intelligence Community.


Prior to joining the ODNI staff, Mr. Richardson worked for more than 11 years in the U.S. Congress. From April 1999 to September 2006, he worked for a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and in March 2001, he became the staff director of the subcommittee. Prior to his Senate employment, Mr. Richardson worked for more than four years in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Mr. Richardson received a commission as a reserve intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy in February 2000. In February 2010 he was mobilized to active duty and served in Basra, Iraq, in support of special operations forces and the U.S. Army. He retired at the rank of commander on June 1, 2020.


Mr. Richardson holds a Master of Science degree in strategic intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College (now National Intelligence University), Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Connecticut College, New London, Conn.

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