Andrew Adams, born in Norfolk, Virginia, graduated with an advanced diploma from Midlothian High School in the class of 2009. Throughout high school he was a member of the wrestling, debate, and chess teams and participated in many community service events as an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. From 2007 to 2009 he attended the Cisco Networking Academy where he completed his CompTIA IC3, A+, and CCNA and certifications, and led his class as the peer elected President his senior year. As President, Andrew was responsible for the planning, logistics, and successful execution of the annual Chesterfield Technical Center Gaming Tournament which accepted canned food for local charity as admission.
In 2010 Mr. Adams enlisted with the United States Army and completed Basic Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky followed by Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, Georgia for MOS 25F, Network Switching Systems Operator-Maintainer where he achieved Honor Graduate in his class. He served under the 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade stationed in Fort Hood, Texas before joining the 6-52 Air Defense Battalion at a Korean Air Base in Suwon, South Korea. While with 6-52 Andrew served as a team leader supervising the logistics of a communications relay team utilizing and maintaining the use of $42 million worth of mobilized communications and networking equipment.
After his honorable discharge from the Army and return to the United States in 2014, Mr. Adams began his civilian career in the IT industry by joining a managed service provider(MSP) in Richmond, Virginia. Andrew quickly advanced from handling administration of systems, servers, and networks to managing the MSP’s customer facing operations department. The growth of his career continued with technical development for small businesses through designing and implementing internal system architecture and creating efficient technical solutions for business processes. As Vice President of Operations and Systems, Mr. Adams’s military, technical, and business experience is concentrated on New Market Veterans’ conviction, to honor those who served by serving those we honor.