Heirloom Founder Named Veteran of the Week

Geoff Weber departed the private sector in response to the September 11th attacks on America. He earned a commission in the United States Navy from Officer Candidate School at Pensacola, Florida. After graduating from the Naval Intelligence Officer Basic Course (NIOBC), Ensign Weber went to sea with the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). He served as the Carrier Intelligence Center (CVIC) Division Officer and participated in Operation Unified Assistance, providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief on the ground in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. While attached to the Lincoln, Lieutenant Junior Grade Weber was a member of the All-Navy Marathon and Cross Country Teams, broke a treadmill World Record, and was named the 2005 Navy Athlete of the Year.
  
Lieutenant Weber then served as the Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) Department Head at SEAL Team EIGHT at Little Creek, Virginia. He deployed to Baghdad, Iraq as the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Task Group Intelligence Officer (N2) supporting security to the democratically-elected Government of Iraq officials. LT Weber also served as the NSW Liaison Officer (LNO) to the Office of Regional Affairs, deployed to Fallujah to establish an intelligence fusion and targeting cell for a Joint Task Force, and directly contributed to security of Al Anbar province during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  
LT Weber next served as an instructor at the Navy & Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center (NMITC). He was the Expeditionary Warfare Intelligence “C” School Division Officer responsible for training over 500 officers and enlisted to deploy with NSW and the newly-established Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC). LT Weber next reported to the Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training (MCAST) Command where he deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom-Trans Sahel as the Civil Affairs Planner to NSW on the African continent.

In 2013, Lieutenant Commander Weber reported to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to train as a Russian linguist and attaché. After graduating from the Joint Military Attaché School (JMAS) in April 2014, LCDR Weber reported to Defense Attaché Office (DAO) at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia and served as the Assistant American Legation U.S. Naval Attaché. Serving at the DAO during one of the most contentious times in the U.S. relationship with the Russian Federation, LCDR Weber leveraged the Prevention of Incidents On and Over the Highs Seas (INCSEA) agreement to maintain strong lines of communication with the Russian Ministry of Defense and used his diplomatic skills to expand and improve critical reporting to strategic decision makers in Washington. The Directorate of Operations named LCDR Weber as the Field Grade Officer of the Quarter in 2015.

In 2016, LCDR Weber reported to the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island where he earned a Masters of Arts Degree in Defense and Strategic Studies. He was chosen as one of six US officers to serve in International Programs and was selected to conduct critical research for the Russian Maritime Studies Institute (RMSI). In 2017, he reported to the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) and deployed as the first LNO to Commander Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) during a time of heightened security concerns on the Peninsula. Later in 2017, he reported to the Navy's Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA) and served as the Defense Fellow in the Office of US Senator Tammy Baldwin. His essay, “Data Rich and Information Poor- the Adversary of Lethality”, was published in Strategy Bridge. In 2018, LCDR Weber reported to DIA as support to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. While there, LCDR Weber promoted to Commander, served as the Senior Strategist in the Office of Data Strategy & Innovation at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and was awarded an Intelligence Community Galileo finalist for his writing on “Disrupting a Monoculture by Recruiting Autistic Talent.”

Commander Weber is a qualified Information Warfare Officer, an Airborne Parachutist, and a Defense Strategic Debriefer. His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, and a Presidential Unit Citation. He has been married to Nancy Karulski of Chicago, Illinois for over 30 years. They have three children. Now retired, Commander Weber founded a technology startup, www.heirloom.cloud, that actively recruits military Veterans to protect the world’s photos, videos, and other cherished memories. Through his organization, he has provided three to six months of training to 24 transitioning service members through SkillBridge internships and has employed some of those same Veterans who have completed the program.

 

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