Haq trained for SHORAD, THAAD
MADISON – Anwarul ‘Andy’ Haq served in the U.S Army from 1975 through 1998 and retired as Chief Warrant Officer Three.
Haq completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., took Advanced Individual Training for Military Police and was attached to Indiana National Guard in Fort Wayne.
After working as supply specialist two years, he joined the regular Army and finished Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD) courses. He completed courses in Forward Area Alerting Radar; Vulcan, Chaparral, Sargent York, Roland, Avenger, Hawk and Patriot weapon systems; and Theater Air Defense system (THAAD).
“I was the first soldier to complete the courses in half the time allocated and graduated as a distinguished graduate,” Haq said.
Haq was assigned to Kissingen, Germany; two tours, Camp Kasey and Camp Humphrey, South Korea; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Polk, Louisiana and Fort Bliss, Texas.
“I was deployed to Korea with first Patriot Battalion; 101st Airborne, Air Assault Division to Panama and Granada; Desert Storm and Desert Shield with 43rd ADA Brigade and 18th Airborne Division to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait,” Haq said.
After retiring from the Army, Haq worked at White Sands Missile Range, N.M for THAAD and traveled to Sunnyvale, Calif. and Huntsville. “I found a job at Dynetics and stayed in Madison since,” he said.
Currently, he works for Dynetics, Colsa and Computer Science corporations as senior missile defense ground test and flight engineer/analyst. Haq earned a master’s degree from Webster University and bachelor’s degrees from Excelsior College.
His wife Marinita is a stay-at-home mom. The Haqs have four children, six grandchildren.
He is commander of Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 26 and participates with Redstone Military Retiree Association, Redstone Warrant Officers Association, Knights of Columbus and Saint Vincent DePaul Society.
He and Marinita volunteer in organizations “where my wife and I can help bring love and joy to all veterans, the poor and needy and all my fellow human beings.”