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Andrea Garnett was the Commanding Officer of the USS Jeffrey Michener and former Chief Engineer of the USS Nathan James. In the Season 1 episode "Welcome to Gitmo," she is temporarily incapacitated after suffering a shrapnel wound from an Al-Qaeda rocket-propelled grenade.

Garnett is one of the six people exposed to the Red Flu during the human trials of the vaccine conducted by Dr. Scott.

LCDR Garnett is one of the key players in helping to regain control of the Nathan James from Amy Granderson's state troopers in the Season 2 episode "Fight the Ship."

When the Nathan James returned to Norfolk in "It's Not A Rumor," Garnett returns to her house to search for her family. After discovering that they were not at home, she stopped by the local hospital to check the records. It was there that she discovered that her husband Bill and daughter Lily had succumbed to the Red Flu.

After the events of the season 2 finale "A More Perfect Union," LCDR Garnett is promoted to the rank of Commander and becomes the Executive Officer of USS Nathan James.

After season 3, Meylan replaced Garnett as the Executive Officer of the Nathan James while Garnett continues to serve the Navy. She helps the crew of the Nathan James by finding another plane in Tel Aviv for them to use to transport the seeds after their first plane is blown up. (“Tempest”)

Sometime before the events of Season 5, CDR Garnett was promoted to the rank of Captain, and was given command of the newly commissioned vessel, USS Jeffrey Michener.

Awards and DecorationsEdit

The following are the medals and service awards seen worn on Garnett's uniform in the show.

Personal decorations

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Bronze Star Medal

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Purple Heart
Gold star
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Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, w/1 gold award stars (2nd award)
Gold star
Gold star
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Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, w/2 gold award stars (3rd award)
Unit awards

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Navy E Ribbon
Service awards

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Navy Expeditionary Medal
Campaign and service medals
Bronze star
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National Defense Service Medal, w/1 bronze service star (2nd award)

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Afghanistan Campaign Medal

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Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

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Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Service and training awards
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
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Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, w/3 bronze service stars (4th award)

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Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon
International Awards

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U.S. spec Article 5 ribbon bar
Marksmanship awards
U.S. Navy Expert Rifleman Ribbon Navy Expert Rifleman Medal
Other accoutrements
Surface Warfare Officer Insignia Surface Warfare insignia