Hill’s contractor director leaves for Tinker AFB

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — After serving three years as director of contracting for the Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Material Command at Hill AFB, Nancy K. Andrews is now the AFSC director of contracting located at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.  Andrews is now responsible for all AFSC Contracting activities at three locations: Tinker AFB, Hill AFB and Robins Air Force, Ga.

Andrews, a member of the federal government’s Senior Executive Service that serves in key positions just below top presidential appointees, spearheaded the activation of the Five Center Construct for Contracting while at Hill and also oversaw the award of nearly 30,000 contracting actions totaling nearly $8 billion.

“Ms. Andrews was acutely attuned to matching the warfighters’ needs with our nation’s economic agenda,” said James Dean, director of Hill AFB’s Small Business Programs, “and she fiercely supported small business goals during the course of her leadership at Hill.”

Under Andrews’ leadership, the Hill AFB organization was AFSC’s Fiscal Year 2013 leader in awarding small business dollars at nearly 40 percent, small disadvantaged business dollars at 16 percent and woman-owned small business dollars at 11 percent.

The organization also supported the 748th Supply Chain Management Group by awarding more than $300 million in contracts affecting 3,000 aircraft, 90 bases and 30 countries yearly. In addition, the unit supported the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, the 75th Air Base Wing and other Team Hill mission partners, overseeing 13,335 installation contracting actions valued at more than $989 million.

“Ms. Andrews was instrumental in supporting the 748th Supply Chain Management Wing,” said Col. Ray Jones, commander of the 748 Supply Chain Management Group at Hill. “She helped shape the innovative enterprise $4 billion Performance Based Logistics strategy that affects auxiliary power units, repairable subassemblies, wheels, brakes, valves and other related components.

“The net result of this contracting action,” Jones said, “has been an improvement in reliability, parts availability, reduced costs and improved depot capability.”

During Andrews’ tenure at Hill, her organization and several of its members received numerous individual and unit awards and recognitions, including Air Force Materiel Command’s Outstanding Large Contracting Unit (Operational) in 2013. Previous Hill coworkers praised her for her leadership while at the base and said she will missed.

“She personifies the meaning of ‘The Art of the Possible’ in her everyday approach to mission support while putting her people first,” said Anthony Braswell, Hill AFB’s deputy contracting director. “Our organization was better because of her leadership.”

Andrews was born in Salt Lake City and received a bachelor of science degree from Weber State University in 1989. She holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from National University in San Diego, Calif.; a master’s degree in Military Operations and Science from the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, Ala.; and, a master’s degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C.

Andrews began her federal service in 1985 as an accounting intern for the Army at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, and served at various locations in California, Florida, Alabama, Virginia, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., before coming to Hill AFB in August 2011.

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