B.F.A. School of Visual Art, 1997
M.F.A. School of Visual Art, 1999
Officer Candidates School, 2000
The Basic School, 2001
Communications Information Systems Officer Course, 2001
Naval Aviation Flight Training, 2005
EA-6B Fleet Replacement Squadron Training, 2006
Expeditionary Warfare School (Non Res), 2007
Command and Staff College (Non Res), 2011
Lieutenant Colonel Sand’s assignments in the operating forces include Headquarters Platoon Commander, Training Officer, Assistant Radio Platoon Commander, and Multi-Channel Radio Platoon Commander for Communication Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division; Tactical EA-6B Mission Planning System Officer and S‑4 Department Head for Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 1; Electronic Warfare Officer, Operations Officer and Executive Officer for Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3.
Other assignments include EA-6B Instructor Electronic Countermeasures Officer for Electronic Attack Squadron 129; Aviation Electronic Warfare and EA-6B Requirements Officer for Headquarters Marine Corps Aviation.