Senior Enlisted Advisor
Master Gunnery Sergeant Andrew Weege
Headquarters Marine Corps Communication Directorate
Master Gunnery Sergeant Andrew Weege, of Merrill, Wisconsin graduated high school in 1991 and went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. In 1996, Master Gunnery Sergeant Weege graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance. In April of 1997 Master Gunnery Sergeant Weege reported for recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina and subsequently Marine Combat Training. He then reported to the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia for instruction under the Basic Music Course.
In February of 1998, Lance Corporal Weege reported to the band at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California for duty as a guitarist. During his tenure there, he was promoted the rank of Corporal.
Corporal Weege was promoted to the rank of Sergeant after reporting to the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band, Okinawa, Japan in March of 2000. He served as a guitarist, Combo Group Leader, Unit Purchaser, Supply Clerk, Platoon Sergeant, and assistant Instrument Repair Technician. In February of 2004 Sergeant Weege was promoted to Staff Sergeant and selected for MOS 5523, Instrument Repair Technician. In September of that year he filled the band's vacancy as Instrument Repair Technician.
In August of 2005, Staff Sergeant Weege attended Minnesota State College, Southeastern Tech in Red Wing, Minnesota for the band instrument repair course. Upon graduation in June of 2006, he reported to the 2d Marine Aircraft Wing Band at Cherry Point, North Carolina as the Instrument Repair Technician and was promoted to Gunnery Sergeant in February 2008.
In January of 2010, Gunnery Sergeant Weege reported once again to the band at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California for duty as Instrument Repair Technician. He was promoted to Master Sergeant in February of 2014 and reported to the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing Band later that year.
In May of 2018 he transferred to Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band where he was promoted to Master Gunnery Sergeant and served as Instrument Repair Technician and Bandmaster. Master Gunnery Sergeant Weege reported to Communication Directorate in April 2021 and currently serves as the Senior Enlisted Advisor for Marine Corps Fleet Music.