Lt. Col. Andrew Q. Jordan enlisted in 1995 and served in the Oklahoma Army National Guard while attending Oklahoma State University. In 1998, he graduated from Oklahoma State University as a distinguished military graduate and was commissioned in the Infantry branch.
Jordan’s first assignment was with the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, where he served as a rifle platoon leader, rifle company executive officer, and Battalion Air Operations Officer from 1999 until 2001. In 2002, he attended the Infantry Captain’s Career Course and the Special Forces Qualification Course. In 2004, he was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) where he served as the detachment commander of ODA 576 and commander, Headquarters Support Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
In 2008, he served as an unconventional warfare instructor at the U. S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. In 2009, Jordan deployed to Iraq where he served as the advisor to the G3 Iraqi Counter Terrorism Command. In 2010, he reported to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) where he served as the battalion executive officer and commander, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th SFG (A). Following his service in 1st Battalion, he assumed command of the Group Support Company.
Jordan’s joint assignments include service at Special Operations Command Central. During his tenure there, he served in a variety of Continental United States-based positions within the J3 Directorate. In 2014, he was selected to serve as the chief of staff for the Special Operations Joint Task Force – Iraq to establish SOCOM’s first general officer-led headquarters to counter ISIS aggression.
Jordan’s military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Captain's Career Courses, the Special Forces Qualification Course, Ranger School, Airborne School, the Military Freefall Parachute Course, Air Assault School, Static Line Jumpmaster School and the Survival Evasive Resistance and Escape Course. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College and holds a master’s degree in Military Operational Art and Science.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with three bronze oak leaf clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Master Parachutist Badge, Military Free Fall Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Special Forces Tab, and the Ranger Tab.