Allen E. Weh is the Chief Executive Officer of CSI Aviation Services, Inc., an international air charter and leasing services company he founded in 1979.
Allen Weh was a Republican candidate for Governor of New Mexico in the 2010 election cycle, placing second in a five candidate primary. Although running for elected office for the first time, he ran an aggressive campaign based on the issues facing New Mexico and the nation, and continues to provide fresh leadership and policy solutions for many of the problems now confronting us.
He has been a past chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Retail Association and a member of the National Advisory Board at the Anderson Schools of Management at the University of New Mexico. 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, and is a past member of the Republican National Committee.
Weh is a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Ret), who began his service as an enlisted Marine before being selected for Officer Candidate School. 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.
Weh is married to the former Rebecca Ann Roberton and has three children and six grandchildren.