Teague earning U.S. Navy honors

Chief Petty Officer (SEL) Andrew Joseph Teague has been in the U.S. Navy for 12 years and already has had quite a career.

Born Oct. 25, 1988 in Winfield, he is the son of Roy and Nancy Mikesell and Kenny and Susie Teague. He is a 2007 graduate of Winfield High School where he lettered in soccer. He enlisted in the United States Navy as an Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) on June 27, 2007. 

After completing basic training in Great Lakes, Ill., and AME Apprentice training, he reported onboard to VFA-31, the “Tomcatters,” at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va., where he completed two Mediterranean deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn. He completed both his Enlisted Air Warfare qualification and Enlisted Surface Warfare qualification and advanced through the ranks up to Petty Officer Second Class.

His next assignment was VFA-101, the “Grim Reapers,” stationed at Eglin Air Force Base, in Eglin, Fla., in January 2013. He ushered in the new fifth generation Strike Fighter aircraft as a plank-owner. He advanced to the rank of Petty Officer First Class while serving as the Command’s AME shop Leading Petty Officer and Full System QAR. 

In November 2015, he transferred to the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angels) in Pensacola, Fla., where he has served as the Life Support Leading Petty Officer, Full System QAR and the command’s Crew Coordinator. He was promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer (SEL).

AMEC (SEL) earned an associate’s degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is currently pursuing his  Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics. 

Chief Petty Officer (SEL) Teague’s awards include four Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medals, Navy Battle “E” for excellence and one Afghanistan Campaign Medal. 

AMEC (SEL) has been married to Heather Teague since April 2, 2011. They have two children. Their son Nathan is 6 years old, and and their daughter Raegan is 2.

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