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Lieutenant Colonel Scott Weis, USMC, MARDET Chief of Staff


Lieutenant Colonel Weis enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1992.  Following the School of Infantry he served as a Rifleman, Fire Team Leader and Squad Leader with 2d Small Craft Company; India Company, 3d Battalion, 2d Marines; and Echo Company, 2d Battalion, 2d Marines.  In December 1996 he was commissioned through the Enlisted Commissioning Program and transitioned to the Field Artillery.

Prior to his current assignment at the United States Naval Academy, Lieutenant Colonel Weis had the privilege of leading Marines at the platoon through battalion levels.

Lieutenant Colonel Weis’ artillery assignments include Platoon Commander, Forward Observer, Fire Direction Officer and Executive Officer, Romeo Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines (1998-2000); Commanding Officer of Golf Battery, Logistics Officer, and Operations Officer, 2d Battalion, 11th Marines (2003-2006); Executive Officer, 11th Marine Regiment (2013-2015); Assistant Fire Support Coordinator, 1st Marine Division (2015), and Commanding Officer, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines “STEEL RAIN” (2015-2017).

His additional assignments include Officer Candidates School as a Platoon Commander, Company Executive Officer and Company Commander (2000-2003), the United States Naval Academy as the 19th Company Officer (2006-2009), Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Orlando (2009-2012), and Current Operations Officer, 7th Marine Regiment (2012-2013).

Lieutenant Colonel Weis holds a Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, a Master’s degree from the University of Maryland, and is a graduate of the Field Artillery Captains Career Course, Amphibious Warfare School and Marine Corps Command and Staff College Distance Education Program.  His operational experience includes Operations RESTORE HOPE (Somalia), ASSURED RESPONSE (Liberia), QUICK RESPONSE (Central African Republic), the Unit Deployment Program (Okinawa), and Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING REEDOM.

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