Andrew Juden is the Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of the 5th Meridian Group, Andrew attended High School in Sikeston, MO, and college at the Community College of the Air Force. He served in the US Air Force for 13 years with numerous deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as a Load Master on the C-5 Galaxy.

Andrew started his Public Safety career in 2000 and currently works as a fire department supervisor in a municipal department. He is currently certified as a Missouri State Fire Inspector, Investigator, Instructor, Emergency Medical Technician, and Hazardous Materials Technician.

Mr. Juden has provided extensive emergency response training to a regional Fortune 50 company for over 15 years and to public agencies across the state for 17 years. Andrew now manages a staff of 20 trained state instructors who continue to provide training across the state in the public and private sector.