Capt Andres F. Guzman, USMC
Navy and Marine Corps Appellate Leave Activity
Captain Andres F. Guzman was born in Medellin, Colombia but grew up in Queens, New York. He originally enlisted in the Marine Corps out of High School in 2003. After completing bootcamp, he was awarded the Aviation Ordnance military occupation specialty. As an aviation ordnance technician, he deployed with VMFA(AW)-533 in support of WESTPAC. Upon returning from WESTPAC, he served with the Marine Security Guard (MSG) Battalion in American Embassy Athens, Greece, American Embassy Kampala, Uganda, and American Embassy Nassau, The Bahamas. Completing his tour as an MSG, he joined the Inactive Ready Reserves while he finished his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College. He received his commission in 2011 and after completing the Basic Officer’s Course and Personnel Administration School, he was assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 36, in Okinawa Japan, as the Group Adjutant. During this tour he deployed to countless III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) exercises to include PHIBLEX 14 and 15, KEY RESOLVE 14 and 15, COBRA GOLD 14 and 15, BALIKATN 14, MRF-D, and several Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief efforts in the III MEF area of responsibility. In 2014, he was selected to be the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General.
In 2016, he received orders to his present duty station as the Executive Officer for the Navy-Marine Corps Appellate Leave Activity.
Capt Guzman’s personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards) and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.