Allen E. Weh is the Chief Executive Officer of CSI Aviation Inc., an international air support and aviation logistics company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico which he founded in 1979.
He has been a member of the Albuquerque Police Advisory Board, a member of the National Advisory Board at the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico, and was recognized in 2012 by New Mexico Business Weekly as one of New Mexico’s Top Performing CEOs. He was also appointed by the Secretary of Defense to serve as Chairman of the Defense Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve from 2002 to 2003.
He is a past Member of the Republican National Committee from New Mexico 2004-2008; was a GOP candidate for Governor of New Mexico in the 2010 election cycle, placing second in a Primary field of five; and won the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate in 2014.
Weh is a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Ret), who began his service as an enlisted Marine before being selected for OCS. He served two tours in Vietnam and with the British Royal Marines in Malaysia. Colonel Weh was recalled to active duty during the Persian Gulf War, for the U.S. expedition into Somalia, and to serve as Chief of Staff of Marine Forces Pacific prior to retiring in 1997.
In 2003-04 he was recalled from the Retired List to serve in Iraq and given a key leadership role with the creation and organization of the new Iraqi Army. Colonel Weh is the recipient of the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars (one with “V”), three Purple Hearts and five Air Medals. In addition to these combat awards, he also received the Legion of Merit and two Meritorious Service medals.
He holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from the University of New Mexico. Additional educational courses include Executive Programs at the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Weh was born in Salem, Oregon, is married to the former Rebecca Ann Roberton and has three children and seven grandchildren.