LtCol Olgierd J. Weiss III
Lieutenant Colonel Olgierd J. Weiss graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1998, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Upon completion of The Basic School (TBS) he reported to the 33rd Flight Training Squadron, aboard Vance Air Force Base, Enid Oklahoma, in January 1999, for primary flight training. Upon completion of primary flight training, Second Lieutenant Weiss reported to VT-22, aboard Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, in August of 1999, for advanced flight training. There he was designated a Naval Aviator on 17 November 2000. In January 2001, First Lieutenant Weiss reported to VFA-125, aboard Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, for training in the F/A-18 Hornet.
In May 2002, First Lieutenant Weiss reported to VMFA-122, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina where he served as the Airframes Division Officer and Aviation Safety Officer. He deployed to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, with VMFA-122, in support of the Unit Deployment Program.
In October 2004, Captain Weiss deployed to Camp Fallujah, Iraq, as an individual augment to the I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) G-9, in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. Filling the billet of Liaison Officer for the Scan Eagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle program, Captain Weiss led a mix of civilian contractors and Intelligence Marines to various locations in Iraq, providing persistent Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance to the Ground Combat Element, with an experimental Unmanned Aerial Vehicle system.
In April 2005, Captain Weiss redeployed from Iraq and joined VMFA-122, mid-deployment in support of the Unit Deployment Program, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, and assumed the duties of Assistant Operations Officer.
In February 2006, Captain Weiss reported to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina where he served as a Forward Air Controller and Assistant Operations Officer. Shortly after deploying to Habbaniyah, Iraq, in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Captain Weiss assumed the duties of Battalion Operations Officer for the duration of the deployment.
In June 2007, Captain Weiss reported to Marine Aircraft Group 12, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, where he served as the Group Aviation Safety Officer.
In December 2008, Major Weiss was assigned to VMFA(AW)-242, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan where he served as Intelligence Officer and Director of Safety and Standardization.
In July 2010, Major Weiss reported to the United Sates Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS), aboard Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He graduated from SAASS in June 2011, with a Master of Philosophy degree in Military Strategy.
In July 2011, Major Weiss reported to II Marine Expeditionary Force G-5, aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for duty as a MAGTF Plans Officer. He was assigned to II MEF (Forward) and deployed to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan in August 2011, as Regional Plans Officer, Regional Command (Southwest) C-5, in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. Major Weiss deployed with II MEF(FWD), a second time, in January 2013, to assume the duties of RC(SW), C-5 Plans Officer.
In November 2013, Major Weiss reported to Marine Aircraft Group 31, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, where he served as Group Operations Officer.
In October of 2014, Major Weiss was assigned to VMFA-122, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, where he served as the Aircraft Maintenance Officer.
In July 2015, Major Weiss transferred to the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, where he assumed the duty of Deputy Director, Tactical Training and Exercise Control Group - “Coyote 5.”
In July 2018, Lieutenant Colonel Weiss transferred to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, and assumed his present duty as the Air Station Executive Officer.
Lieutenant Colonel Weiss’ personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He lives in Yuma, Arizona with his wife and two children.