Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Rundle graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in May 2000. In June of that same year he attended The Basic School (TBS) in Quantico, VA and graduated in January 2001 with distinction as a member of the Commanding General’s Honor Roll. Upon completion of TBS, he reported for flight training at Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL. In June 2002 he was designated a Naval Flight Officer as a member of the Commander Training Air Wing Six Commodore’s List and subsequently selected as the Major General William A. Cohen Strike Leadership Award recipient for outstanding performance as a student Naval Flight Officer. That summer First Lieutenant Rundle was assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron One Two Nine (VAQ-129) aboard Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA for training in the EA-6B.
In October 2003, First Lieutenant Rundle reported to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron One (VMAQ-1) aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC. He deployed in 2004 to Iwakuni, Japan as part of the Unit Deployment Program. In 2005 Captain Rundle deployed to Al Asad, Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) serving as the Powerline Officer and Quality Assurance Officer. In the fall of 2006 he attended and graduated from Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 1-07. In 2007 Captain Rundle deployed again to Al Asad, Iraq in support of OIF serving as the Assistant Operations Officer.
Following the 2007 OIF deployment, Captain Rundle returned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA for duty as a Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Instructor at VAQ-129 from 2007 to 2010. While stationed at Whidbey Island he served as a Tactics Instructor, the Avionics Officer and as the Prowler Division Officer when the FRS began its transition to training E/A-18G aircrew. In addition to Captain Rundle’s duties as an FRS Instructor he enrolled in the Naval Postgraduate School Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) program and earned his EMBA in the spring of 2010. In June 2010, Captain Rundle attended resident Command and Staff College in Quantico, VA. He graduated with a Masters of Military Studies and received the Streusand-Cooper Award for his Masters paper relating to the topic of information as an instrument of national power. In June 2011 Major Rundle reported to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and returned to VMAQ-1.
In August of that year Major Rundle deployed to Aviano, Italy in support of Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR en route to Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM until April 2012. Upon the squadron’s return, VMAQ-1 was identified to be the Marine Corps EA-6B FRS. In June 2013 the squadron officially transitioned and was re-designated as a training command, VMAQT-1. While at VMAQ/VMAQT-1, Major Rundle served as the Electronic Warfare Officer, Director of Safety and Standardization, Maintenance Officer, and Operations Officer.
In July 2014, Major Rundle reported to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) in Yuma, AZ to serve as an EA-6B Instructor. While part of MAWTS-1 he served as the EA-6B Division Head, Assistant Operations Officer, and TACAIR Department Head. Selected for command of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron Two (VMAQ-2), Major Rundle reported to MAG-14 in January 2017 in order to assume his duties.
Lieutenant Colonel Rundle has accumulated over 3200 flight hours to date with the majority in the EA-6B Prowler. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal-Strike/Flight (Numeral 21), Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Navy Achievement Medal (2nd Award), and the Army Achievement Medal.