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Andrea Chandler
Allegiance United States
Service/branch US Navy
Years of service 1998-2008
Battles/wars Operation Iraqi Freedom
Awards Navy Achievement Medal
Other work farmer
Website Manor of Mixed Blessings

Andrea Chandler is an American farmer, writer, and retired sailor. After enlisting in the United States Navy in 1998, Chandler worked as a guided missile specialist on various destroyers,[1] serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, for which she was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal.[2] Retiring in 2008, she worked on missile systems at a defense contractor before switching to small-scale agriculture,[1] her interest spurred by 4 chickens she had been given as a wedding gift.[3]

As a farmer and science communicator, Chandler has worked with The Livestock Conservancy[4] and been covered in The Independent[3] and The Piedmont Virginian.[5] As a Navy veteran and commentator on veterans' issues, she has been published or quoted in AlterNet,[6] Quartz,[7] and XoJane.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Campbell, Dan. "For Farm and Country". US FDA. https://www.rd.usda.gov/files/RD-RuralCoopMagJul-Aug2016.pdf. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chandler, Andrea (January 28, 2013). "It Happened To Me: I Served In Combat, Despite The "Ban" On Women In Combat". http://www.xojane.com/issues/it-happened-to-me-i-served-in-combat-despite-the-ban-on-women-in-combat. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gander, Kashmira (January 10, 2017). "Runaway piglets and goat psychology: A woman's adventures in farming". The Independent. https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/woman-farmer-us-navy-officer-andrea-chandler-adventure-tweets-twitter-virginia-life-change-piglets-a7517496.html. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  4. "2016 Rabbit Workshop". The Livestock Conservancy. https://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/what/internal/2016-rabbit-workshop. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  5. Burros, Marian (February 25, 2016). "Turning Swords into Plowshares". The Piedmont Virginian. http://piedmontvirginian.com/2016/02/turning-swords-into-plowshares/. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  6. Smith, S.E. (June 20, 2014). "Why Are Huge Numbers of Disabled Students Dropping Out of College?". AlterNet. http://www.alternet.org/education/why-are-huge-numbers-disabled-students-dropping-out-college. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  7. Berlatsky, Noah (May 31, 2016). "Chronic pain patients are suffering because of the US government’s ongoing War on Drugs". https://qz.com/694616/opiate-restrictions-highlight-our-countrys-abandonment-of-those-with-chronic-pain/. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 

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