Colonel Andy J. Pannier assumed duties as the 55th Commander of the St. Louis District July 21, 2023 after serving as the deputy commander of the Mississippi Valley Division where he also served as secretary of the Mississippi River Commission.
Pannier graduated and received his commission from Eastern Illinois University in June 1999.
Previous assignments include scenario design division chief at the Mission Command Training Program, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; battalion commander of the 3-340th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 181st Multi-functional Brigade, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin; and battalion executive and operations officer for the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
His civilian education includes a bachelor’s degree in environmental biology from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois; a master’s degree in geology from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri; and a master’s degree in microbiology from Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. Pannier’s military education includes the United States Army Command and General Staff College and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the United States Army War College. He is project management professional certified.
Pannier’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, bronze de Fleury, and gold German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency.