Lieutenant Andrew R. Treat
Nuclear Advisor

LT Andrew R. Treat was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy, completing a rigorous course of study and graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physics in 2009.

Upon graduation, he received a commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy, and proceeded to Boston College as part of the Immediate Graduate Education Program to earn his Masters of Science degree, also in Physics, in 2011. He then commenced the nuclear power training pipeline beginning with Nuclear Power School in Charleston, South Carolina, followed by the Nuclear Power Training Unit, in Ballston Spa, New York. There, he received both academic instruction and practical hands-on training on a nuclear reactor, becoming qualified as Engineering Officer of the Watch on a S5W nuclear prototype reactor.

He continued his career education at Submarine Officer Basic School in Groton, Connecticut, where he studied submarine warfare tactics. He then transferred to his first submarine, the USS HOUSTON (SSN-713), located in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in October 2012. There he was assigned the duties of Reactor Control Assistant, Communications Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer. As a junior officer onboard HOUSTON, LT Treat served as a vital member of the wardroom during two Tactical Readiness Evaluations, three Operational Reactor Safeguards Examinations, and two deployments to the Western Pacific AOR conducting five missions vital to national security. During this time, he earned his Gold Dolphins for qualification as a submarine officer and completed his certification as an Engineer on Naval Nuclear Propulsion Plants.

For his efforts, during his time onboard the HOUSTON, he was awarded the Navy Expeditionary Medal, two Sea Service Deployment ribbons, one Navy Achievement Medal, and one Navy Commendation Medal.

LT Treat was promoted to his current grade of Lieutenant in June 2013.  In September 2015, LT Treat reported to Florida A&M University NROTC, instructing midshipmen enrolled in Florida A&M University, Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College.  He and his wife Meg currently reside in Tallahassee, Florida.