Re-elected to a second term in 2017
Councilmember Andres Pico, District 6
107 N. Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 385-5491
A retired naval flight officer, Andres “Andy” Pico completed 21 years of active duty with almost 2,000 hours in the E-2 Hawkeye and 600 hours in the E-4B National Emergency Airborne Command Post. His at sea service included tours in two fleet E-2 squadrons including overseas residence in Yokosuka, Japan. He also served in the E-2 training squadron as a naval flight officer instructor. Two years on the 6th Fleet Staff with overseas residence in Gaeta, Italy, and operations throughout the Mediterranean finished up over seven years at sea. His shore time included tours in Omaha on the Joint Staff, Newport, R.I., and concluded in the NORAD Command Center in Cheyenne Mountain which included Operation Desert Storm.
For his service to his country, Andy received the National Defense Service Medal (twice), the Joint Meritorious Service Medal (twice) and the Meritorious Service Medal. He also received the Air Force Combat Readiness Medal and was named Squadron Naval Flight Officer of the Year in 1983.
After retiring from the Navy, Andy worked as a defense contractor for more than 16 years supporting Air Force Space Command, U.S. Space Command, U.S. Strategic Command, U.S. Northern Command and NORAD. Combining both active duty and contractor time, Andy spent more than 15 years in NORAD Operations.
Now “semi-retired,” Andy keeps active in the community by serving as your District 6 representative, as the vice chair of the Colorado Springs Utilities Board of Directors and as chair of Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Board of Directors. In addition, he is a founding member of the Coalition for a Conservative Majority - Colorado Springs, and has held leadership roles in service organizations that support veterans and children with special needs, and has also served various charitable organizations, and his Parish and the Diocese of Colorado Springs.
Andy received his Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis on transportation and public utilities from the University of Arizona, and his master’s degrees from Salve Regina University in international relations and the Naval War College, College of Naval Command and Staff in national security affairs and strategic studies.
He and his wife, Janice, have been married for more than 40 years. They have nine children and 14 grandchildren. Andy enjoys hiking and rifle shooting.