It is our pleasure to welcome Andy Rogerson to Inzpire's technical and strategic services team.
Andy joins us as an electronic warfare and electromagnetic spectrum operations training and consultancy expert having previously completed over 24 years’ service in the Royal Air Force.
Andy joined the RAF in 1996 as airman aircrew in the trade of air loadmaster. Streamed rotary he was posted to be a helicopter crewman on the Ch-47 Chinook where he completed multiple operational deployments to the former Yugoslavia, Northern Ireland and the Falkland Islands. He additionally embarked on HMS Ocean with the Chinook Force during Ex Saif Serea. Selected early for instructional duties he completed his Qualified Helicopter Crewman Instructor (QHCI) course at the Central Flying School (Helicopters) in 1999 and returned to the Chinook Force as an operational conversion flight instructor achieving his CFS(H) A2 instructor upgrade status.
Commissioned as a pilot in 2004, Andy was posted to 216 Squadron flying the L-1011 Tristar, predominantly supporting the Afghanistan strategic air bridge and aeromedical evacuation roles. During this tour Andy qualified as an electronic warfare instructor and graduated from his second ‘Q’ course as a Qualified Multi-Engine Tactics Instructor (QMETI). Building on his personal love of the outdoors and bushcraft, Andy additionally graduated from the Defence Survival Training Organisation as a SERE (Survive, Evade, Resist, Extract) Instructor.
With the retirement of the Tristar from the RAF and the lack of an aircraft to fly, Andy elected to move from Oxfordshire to Lincolnshire to fly the MQ-9 Reape over Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Andy was again selected for instructional duties becoming a XIII Squadron pilot Frontline Instructor (FI).
Fate can sometime decide to throw ‘curve balls’ and one such life-changing event stepped in, leading to both a move to the ISR Warfare School and an opportunity. Andy completed his 3rd ‘Q’ course graduating from the 7-month Qualified Weapons Instructor (ISR) course and was retained to the school as an instructor where he was the CEMA lead, with additional focus on EW and space. He concluded his ISR Warfare School as the senior instructor responsible for training standards, DSAT adherence and future innovation. He co-designed, produced and taught the first QWI (Reaper) alpha course and concurrently graduated with an MSc in Aerosystems – Airspace Operations and Tactics. His opportunity also led to him becoming a published author (via Kindle)!
Andy has spent his first year outside the military in industry with a major defence prime as both business development manager and strategist before deciding that an opportunity to move to Inzpire was too good to not take!
Andy, his wife Beverley and their two girls are settled in Lincolnshire together with their rough collie, who attracts all the attention when in public. Andy has played guitar since age 13 and frankly should be better at it by now. He taught himself to play the bagpipes consequently leading to terrible technique but can occasionally produce a tune that doesn’t induce dog howling. His love of the outdoors persists, and Andy is a Duke of Edinburgh scheme supervisor, volunteering to support young people in their expeditions. He also has a side-line in making bushcraft tools and leather work.
Welcome to Inzpire, Andy!
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