Former U.S. Navy pilot Andrew J. Christopher has joined Dowling & Yahnke Wealth Advisors as an associate advisor.

Prior to joining Dowling & Yahnke, Christopher had a distinguished 10-year career serving in the U.S. Navy as a naval officer and F/A-18 Super-Hornet pilot, a news release said. He earned a B.S. degree in political science at the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Finance from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Christopher joins two other Dowling & Yahnke team members who previously served as U.S. Navy officers: Will Beamer, president, chief investment officer, principal, and Mark Wernig, lead advisor, principal.

Established in San Diego in 1991, Dowling & Yahnke Wealth Advisors manages approximately $4 billion for more than 1,000 clients.