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COL (R) Andrew Wood

Senior JROTC Instructor

Colonel Wood is the Senior Army Instructor for the Utah Military Academy’s JROTC Program. Colonel Wood is a retired US Army Special Forces Qualified Officer. He also retired from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation as a division chief for the Upper Colorado Region’s Safety, Security, and Dam Safety Program.

He has 39 1/2 years of military total service time, 9 1/2 years enlisted and 30 years as an officer. Most of his service was in the 19th Special Forces Group of the Utah Army National Guard.

He was mobilized several times, Afghanistan from 03-04, southern Philippines 07-08,Libya 2012. Colonel Wood has been awarded a Bronze Star and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal along with other Department of Defense ribbons for recognition of his service.

Colonel Wood holds a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from BYU, a Masters of Business Administration from TUI, and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S.Army War College.

He is married with 4 Children, 3 sons and a daughter. Two of his oldest sons are serving in the Utah National Guard. He has 13 grandchildren.

  • Registered Professional Civil Engineer State of Utah 
  • Member of American Society of Industrial Security 
  • Honorary Colonels Corps Utah National Guard 
  • American Legion Post 13 Utah 
  • Special Forces Association Chapter 70
  • Eagle Scout