Col Andrew Zinn, USAF

Military Instructor

Colonel Andrew Zinn is a faculty member at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. Previous to his time at Eisenhower, he served as the Military Deputy to the Missile Defense Agency’s Director for Engineering at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.  In this capacity, he ensured that missile defense systems are designed and employed to effectively meet warfighter needs.

Colonel Zinn is an Air Force acquisition professional specializing in space and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance systems, and combating weapons of mass destruction.  As a developmental engineer, Colonel Zinn has served in program offices for the T-6A primary aircraft trainer, space systems development planning, National Reconnaissance Office, and Global Positioning System.  As a Captain, he deployed as a crew commander for a unit monitoring satellite communications in support of overseas contingency operations. While serving in the Joint Staff’s Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment Directorate (J8), Colonel Zinn shaped space control and launch capabilities, improving space integration with the traditional warfighting domains. Prior to his tour at MDA, he commanded the 23d Analysis Squadron at the Air Force Technical Applications Center in support of the unit’s worldwide mission to monitor and report on nuclear detonations.