Dr. David Andrews served over 21 years on active duty with the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. David deployed to combat four times, including with Joint Special Operations, before being badly wounded-in-action while serving as a combat advisor in Afghanistan. After medically retiring from active duty due to his wounds, David worked as a Senior Intelligence Officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). For his exceptional service to the United States, Dr. Andrews was named the Department of Defense Outstanding Civilian Employee with a Disability.
David is the founder and president of Purple Heart Consulting - a management consulting firm specializing in resilience, authentic leadership, and organizational culture. Dr. Andrews serves as the President of the Remount Foundation – a non-profit organization that helps military veterans and their families heal through equine-assisted learning. David served two terms as Colorado’s commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, one of the most revered veterans’ service organizations in the United States. David has met with US government leaders - including the President, Congress, and the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs - on the challenges facing Wounded Warriors. Dr. Andrews holds a Doctorate in Management, is an award-winning author on leadership, and is a frequent keynote speaker on resilience, suicide prevention, and overcoming adversity. Dr. Andrews’ academic work includes serving as a university adjunct professor in management and strategy.
Very low key and humble about his service to the United States, David credits his successful recovery to his wife and their four children for supporting and pushing him every day to get better and adjust to life with injuries. David’s military awards and decorations include the Purple Heart medal and other awards and accolades consistent with combat veterans fortunate enough to return home.
Monday, February 17
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM