Rear Admiral Shares Engineering Experience in the Navy
The role engineering plays in the Navy is the topic when Rear Adm. Scott A. Weikert, Deputy Commander, 1st Naval Construction Division, speaks on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. in the Conference Center, Main Classroom Building, at Penn State York. Weikert will be speaking to Penn State York engineering students as well as members of the campus and community. The presentation is free and open to the public. Weikert will share his career experiences and background. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
A native of York, Pennsylvania, Weikert enlisted in the Navy in August 1974. After completion of nuclear power training, he was awarded an NROTC scholarship to Drexel University. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 1981 and was commissioned as an ensign in the Civil Engineer Corps. He graduated with a master’s degree in business administration from Penn State in 2000.
His active duty assignments include a tour with Amphibious Construction Battalion 2 in Little Creek, Virginia, as the officer in charge of a Causeway - Bulk Fuel Team; accessions and special projects officer, Northern Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Philadelphia; and assistant resident officer in charge of construction at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.
Throughout his Naval career, Weikert has held numerous positions and commanded the 7th Naval Construction Regiment, Newport, Rhode Island, from 2003 to 2005. The 7th Regiment was mobilized in July 2004 where he served as the deputy commander and chief of staff of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Engineer Group, Camp Fallujah, Iraq, providing general engineering and construction services in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. View his complete biography.
In his civilian occupation, Weikert is an equity partner and managing principal of Lucas Marine Construction L.L.C. providing marine construction services throughout Florida. He serves as vice president of finance for the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association. His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards) and various other service decorations.