Douglas G. Andrews, Sr.
Douglas G. Andrews, Sr.
Class of 1969
General Court-Martial Judge, U.S. Army, Retired
Lieutenant Colonel Doug Andrews attended Armstrong in 1968 & 1969 before receiving his Bachelor of Science (Magna cum Laude) in Accounting from the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma. Lt. Col. Andrews continued his education at Emory Law School, completing his Juris Doctorate in Law in 1976.
Lt. Col. Andrews served many years in the U.S. Army, including Field Artillery Battery Commander in Vietnam, 82nd Airborne Division. He served in the Pentagon as a Federal Litigation Attorney representing the Army in Federal District Courts and the U.S. Courts of Appeal and as Chief Legal Counsel for Army CID Command. His last assignment was as General Court-Martial Judge for Hunter Army Air Field and Fort Stewart. During his time in the Army, he received two Legion of Merit Medals and the Bronze Star. Other local awards include Veteran of the Year 2009 for Chatham County and the 2013 recipient of the Robbie Robinson Award of the Savannah Bar Association for Community Involvement.
He is admitted to practice in all levels of Courts, including the United States Supreme Court. He has served on the Council of Municipal Court Judges and is a Municipal Court Judge pro-tem for Garden City, Pooler, Thunderbolt, and is Associate Judge of Municipal Court of Guyton.
He is active in the Savannah community, including being Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4392, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671, and of the 82nd All Airborne Association, He is twice Past Commander of both the George K. Gannam American Legion Post 184 and Tybee Light Sail & Power Squadron. His other community involvement includes being an active member of the 40 & 8 Military Honor Society, the Savannah Council of the Navy League, and the Eighth Air Force Historical Society. He is now serving his second year as Chairman of the Veterans Council of Chatham County. Although he maintains it was a team effort, many credit him with being the main force in the construction of the World War II Memorial on River Street.
Lt. Col Andrews is very proud of his time at Armstrong and the early opportunities this university opened for him, including meeting Pam, his wife of 45 years. He is a fine leader, mentor to younger lawyers, advisor in our community and a shining example for all young veterans.