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Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant

Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Diane Wyss Legal Administrative Officer of the Marine Corps 6


CWO5 Wyss was born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in October 1990.  After completion of basic training at MCRD, Parris Island, CWO5 Wyss was transferred to Supply School at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  In June 1991, CWO5 Wyss was a Supply/Administration Clerk for Materials Handling Platoon, Vienna, Ohio, as a drilling reservist.  During this time period CWO5 was employed by two civilian companies in the Pittsburgh area performing administrative and secretarial duties.


In July 1995, CWO5 Wyss became an active reservist and held the billet of Administration Clerk for I-I Staff, Landing Support Equipment Company (-), Vienna, Ohio, until September of 1998.  During this tour, CWO5 Wyss completed the Sergeant’s Course at Quantico, Virginia.


Upon being selected to the U.S. Marine Corps Court Reporting Program in September 1998, CWO5 Wyss was augmented to active duty and transferred to Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, to attend the Virginia School of Technology’s Court Reporting Course in Springfield, Virginia.  This was a two-year program that CWO5 Wyss completed in September 2000.


In October of 2000, CWO5 Wyss was transferred to the Legal Services Support Section, 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton, California, where she served as Court Reporter and Review Chief.  During this time,CWO5 Wyss attended the Career Course, Camp Pendleton, California, graduating 2nd in her class. 


In September 2004, CWO5 Wyss was selected to be appointed to Warrant Officer. CWO5 Wyss transferred from Camp Pendleton to The Basic School in February 2005 for the Warrant Officer Basic Course, where she finished in the top ten percent of her class and received the “Steel Susan” award.


After The Basic School, CWO5 Wyss attended the Legal Officer Course, Newport, Rhode Island, on her way to her next duty station as the Legal Administrative Officer, Depot Law Center, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Parris Island, South Carolina.  During this tour,CWO5 Wyss participated in the H&SBn Intramural Rifle/Pistol Team, Flag Football Team, Softball (both regular league and co-ed), and Golf League, and was enrolled in EWS seminar program.


In June of 2008, CWO5 Wyss transferred to The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Headquarters Battalion, Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Twentynine Palms, California, to serve as the Legal Administrative Officer.  While in Twentynine Palms,CWO5 Wyss completed EWS; attended the Warrant Officer Advanced Course, The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, Virginia; participated in the All-Marine Golf Tournament; and played softball on the base league as well as in town. 


In June of 2010, CWO5 Wyss was transferred to the Legal Services Support Section, Combat Logistics Regiment-37, 3d Marine Logistics Group, for duty as the Legal Administrative Officer on a one-year unaccompanied tour.  Upon completion of that tour in June 2011, CWO5 Wyss was transferred to the Legal Services Center, Headquarters Battalion, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.  In 2012 upon the legal re-organization, CWO5 Wyss became the Administrative Law Officer for the Legal Services Support Team, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.


Upon completion of her three-year tour in Hawaii, CWO5 was transferred to the Legal Services Support Section, Marine Corps Installations National Capital Region – Marine Corps Base Quantico, for duty as the Legal Administrative Officer where she served four different officers in charge in less than three years.  While at the National Capital Region, CWO5 Wyss was promoted to CWO4 and twice attended the Senior Legal Administrators Course at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School.


In December 2016, Major General John Ewers selected CWO5 Wyss to fill his upcoming vacant Legal Administrative Officer position at Judge Advocate Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C. CWO5 reported to Judge Advocate Division on 15 February 2017 and is assigned as the Legal Administrative Officer to the Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps.