American Legion Post 50 SAL 50 New York USA
|February 2, 2009
WVOX 1460 AM WVOX.com
Sons of the American Legion Radio Report
Lt. Andrew Baldwin,
US Navy Medical Corps.
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U.S. Navy Lieutenant Andy Baldwin, M.D., 31, is an Undersea Medical Officer,
Ironman triathlete, Navy Diver, and humanitarian currently stationed in Washington, D.
C. at the Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. In January 2009, Dr. Baldwin began
working with the U.S. Surgeon General and his “Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future”
initiative to combat childhood obesity. Andy’s public persona as a TV celebrity on
network television and the star of ABC’s hit show “The Bachelor: Officer and a
Gentleman” has transcended into a commitment to humanitarianism through his
practice of medicine. His public presentations focus on the value of service to humanity.
Andy’s values and integrity are evident through his charitable pursuits, his
compassionate clinical contributions around the world, as well as in his desire to
improve the quality of life for others in need. He has earned the Humanitarian of the
Year award from Triathlete and Competitor magazines for his participation on a military
mission in Laos, where he treated more than 600 Laotians in remote mountain villages.
As the founder of "Got Your Back Network" (www.GotYourBackNetwork.org), Andy has
been able to launch a non-profit program to raise money to support the brave families
of the service men and women who gave their lives while serving their country. 100% of
the fund proceeds generated from Andy's “Got Your Back" initiative, a 501(c)(3) in-
process accredited organization, will fund an endowment to provide financial support for
applicant families: education, emergencies and medical miracles.
Andy’s domestic and global giving is reflected in his ability to motivate and energize
others with good medicine and goodwill. In remembrance of his uncle, Andy established
a fund to help raise funding for pancreatic research and he continues to support the
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Andy has been a member of Project Active, which is
a non-profit initiative dedicated to diffusing world tensions through promotion of sports,
health and fitness in war-torn and impoverished countries.
This drive to achieve was developed early in Andy’s life. He worked three jobs in his
hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, earned a Valedictorian honor in his high school
class, was an All-American swimmer, and was the ESPN national scholar/athlete of the
year in 1995. He received a full Navy ROTC scholarship to Duke University, where he
pursued a pre-med curriculum. Andy swam as a varsity athlete throughout his
undergraduate career. He graduated with honors as a student-athlete in 1999 with a
Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Commissioned Officer in the United States Navy.
Andy pursued his dream of becoming a physician, at the University of California-San
Francisco School of Medicine. After graduating in 2003, Andy completed a year
internship in general surgery at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He served his
operational duty in the Navy as an Undersea Medical Officer. He completed Navy Dive
School and Undersea Medical Training and spent a three year tour in Pearl Harbor,
Hawaii with Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit ONE.
Today, Andy resides in Washington, D.C., a prime location for launching his global
charitable giving and fundraising, humanitarian advocacy and health and fitness