Command Biographies
VMM-263 Commanding Officer
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph A. Andrejack

Lieutenant Colonel Andrejack is a native of Camp Hill, PA.  He graduated from East Pennsboro High School in Enola, Pennsylvania, in 2000.  He then attended United States Naval Academy, earning a Bachelor’s of Science in History in 2004.  He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant May 2004. His military education includes the Basic School, Naval Flight Training, MV-22 Flight Training, MAWTS-1 Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, and the Expeditionary Warfare School and Command and Staff College Distance Education Programs.

Upon completion of The Basic School, Second Lieutenant Andrejack completed flight training in Pensacola, Florida, and Corpus Christi, Texas, and was designated a Naval Aviator in August 2006.  Following MV-22 Flight Training at VMMT-204, First Lieutenant Andrejack was assigned to VMM-266 in March 2007, where he initially served as an operations schedule writer.  He took over as the Flightline Officer prior to deploying to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and held that position from May 2008 to April 2010.  From April to November 2010 he served as the Quality Assurance Officer.  In the fall of 2010, Capt Andrejack attended the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course after which he served as the Weapons and Tactics Instructor, Future Operations Officer, Pilot Training Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer for VMM-266.  His second deployment with VMM-266 was with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit supporting operations in the Horn of Africa, Arabian Sea, Afghanistan and Libya. 
In July 2012 Captain Andrejack was transferred to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona where he was assigned as an MV-22 instructor pilot.  While with MAWTS-1 he served as the subject matter expert for Personnel Recovery and the Tactical Recover of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP).  He supported five Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) courses as an instructor pilot.

In July 2014 Captain Andrejack returned to Marine Corps Air Station New River where he was assigned as the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing MV-22 Flight Leadership Standardization Evaluator.  During this time he oversaw the execution of a robust flight leadership program for six deploying squadrons at New River and completed the pre-deployment certifications for two SPMAGTF squadrons. 
In July 2015 Major Andrejack was transferred to VMM-263, where he served as the Operations Officer.  In January 2016 he deployed with VMM-263 to Moron Air Base, Spain, in support of the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force, Crisis Response, Africa (SPMAGTF-CF-AF).  During this deployment the squadron supported contingency operations in northern and eastern Africa, as well as bi-lateral training events throughout Europe.  He became the Executive Officer in January 2017 and served in this capacity until he transferred to Headquarters, Marine Corps (AVN) in May 2018.

Major Andrejack has logged over 2100 military flight hours, including 1900 hours in the MV-22.  His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Individual Air Medal with combat “V”, the Strike/Flight Air Medal with numeral “four”, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars.  He earned a master’s degree from Marshall University in 2015.