Colonel Andrew C. "Andy" Dermanoski

Col. Andrew C. “Andy” Dermanoski is the Commander, Space Base Delta 3 (SBD 3), Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, California. He leads five squadrons and six staff agencies, supporting over 7,000 personnel with $1 billion in physical plant assets and manages the annual execution of a $61.4 million annual budget. SBD 3 provides medical services, civil engineering and logistics, communications, chaplain services, security, personnel and readiness programs, and quality-of-life services to the installation, including the co-located Field Command, Space Systems Command, the base housing areas at Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, California, and many other Department of Defense units in the Los Angeles area.

Col. Dermanoski commissioned in the US Army as a Military Intelligence officer in June 2001, after graduating from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. He’s served in a variety of leadership positions at the company, battalion, brigade and corps levels, including assignments within the Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), V Corps, US Army Europe (USAREUR), and XVIII Airborne Corps.  He held company command in US Army Garrison BENELUX and Installation Management Command (IMCOM) – Europe. Additionally, he was nominated and board-selected to serve as the primary Admissions Officer for the Western Region for the United States Military Academy. He completed his final Army assignment as the Brigade S3 for the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade in Wiesbaden Germany. On June 7, 2022, Col. Dermanoski transferred into the U.S. Space Force. Prior to his current position, Col. Dermanoski was the Deputy Director, Space Sensing Program Executive Office for Space Systems Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, California.

Throughout his career, he’s served four combat tours in Iraq ­­­– Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and INHERENT RESOLVE as part of 13 total years stationed overseas. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Sabalauski Air Assault School and the Army Airborne School at Ft. Benning, Georgia. 

2001 Bachelor of Science, Latin American Studies/Civil Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
2001 Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course, Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.
2005 Military Intelligence Captains Career Course, Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.
2011 Master of Business Administration, University of Notre Dame, Ind. – Magna Cum Laude
2015 Command and General Staff Course - Distance Learning, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.
2024 Air War College – Distance Learning, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

August 2001 – December 2001, Student, Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course, Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.
January 2002 – March 2005, Company XO and Assistant S4, 202nd MI Bn, Ft. Gordon, Ga. (deployed to Kuwait and Iraq)
March 2005 – October 2005, Student, Military Intelligence CCC, Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.
October 2005 – April 2007, Deputy G2, V Corps Artillery, Schwetzingen, Germany (deployed to Iraq)
April 2007 – July 2009, Commander, HHC – USAG BENELUX, Chievres, Belgium
August 2009 – May 2011, Student, University of Notre Dame, Ind.
June 2011 – July 2013, Regional Commander, USMA, West Point, N.Y.
July 2013 – May 2016, Battalion XO and S3, 441st MI Bn, Camp Zama, Japan
June 2016 – June 2018, ACE Chief, XVIII Airborne Corps, Ft. Bragg, N.C. (deployed to Iraq)
June 2018 – June 2022, Brigade S3, 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, Wiesbaden, Germany
June 2022 – October 2023, Deputy, EWS Program Office and Environmental and Tactical Surveillance Delta, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
October 2023 – May 2024, Deputy Director, Space Sensing PEO, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
May 2024 – present, Commander, Space Base Delta 3, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.

1. January 2004 – January 2005, Collection Management and Dissemination Chief, Joint Interrogation and Debriefing Center, Iraq, as a Captain
2. January 2006 – December 2006, Force Field Artillery G2, MNC-Iraq, Camp Victory, Iraq, as a Captain
3. August 2016 – September 2017, J2 Forward, CJTF-OIR, Union III, Iraq, as a Lieutenant Colonel

Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters
Army Achievement Medal

Second Lieutenant June 2, 2001
First Lieutenant Dec. 2, 2002
Captain Nov. 1, 2004
Major April 1, 2009
Lieutenant Colonel June 1, 2016
Colonel July 1, 2023

(Current as of April 2024)