Leaders
Sergeant Major, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163
Sergeant Major Andres E. Swisher

Sergeant Major Andres E. Swisher is a native of New Orleans, La. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on 27 January 1999. Upon
completion of recruit training, MCRD, San Diego in May of 1999, Private Swisher was assigned to Marine Combat Training, Camp
Pendleton, Ca. After completing MCT in 1999, Private Swisher was assigned the MOS of 3043 Supply Administration and Operations
Clerk. In 1999 he reported to his MOS school in Camp Johnson, North Carolina.


After graduating from his MOS school, Private First Class Swisher was assigned to 7th Communications Battalion, Okinawa, Japan
where he performed duties as Supply Admin and Operations Clerk.


In August of 2000, Lance Corporal Swisher was assigned to 2d Marine Air Wing, Cherry Point, North Carolina, where he performed
duties as a Consolidated Issue Facility clerk.


In March of 2002 Corporal Swisher was assigned to Marine Security Guard School, Quantico, Virginia. Upon completion of MSG
school Corporal Swisher was assigned to American Embassy Lima, Peru. While assigned to MSG Det Lima, Sergeant Swisher served
as a Watch Stander and held the collateral billets of Bar NCO, and Training NCO. In 2003 Sergeant Swisher transferred to American
Embassy Riga, Latvia where he held the billet of Assistant Detachment Commander.


In 2005 Sergeant Swisher reported to Marine Security Company Camp David where he served as the Supply Chief and Company
Gunnery Sergeant.


In 2008 Staff Sergeant Swisher reported to 2d Battalion 1st Marines in Camp Pendleton, California where he also served as the Supply
Chief and Headquarters Company Gunnery Sergeant. While at 2d Battalion 1st Marines Staff Sergeant Swisher completed Operation
Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom deployments.


In July of 2011 Gunnery Sergeant Swisher reported to Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment for duties as Regimental Supply Chief
and Headquarters Company Gunnery Sergeant. While serving with MCSFR, Gunnery Sergeant Swisher was selected to 1stSgt and
frocked in May of 2014.


In May of 2014 1stSgt Swisher reported to 3d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion for duty as Dragoons Company 1stSgt. While
in Dragoons Company, 1stSgt Swisher deployed in support of the Unit Deployment Program to Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. Upon
returning to CONUS, 1stSgt Swisher assumed the duties as the Huron Company 1stSgt.


In May of 2017 1stSgt Swisher reported to the School Of Infantry West where he assumed the duties of India Company 1stSgt at
Marine Combat Training Battalion until his promotion to SgtMaj in April of 2019.


In April of 2019 SgtMaj Swisher assumed the post as the Inspector-Instructor SgtMaj for Combat Logistics Battalion 25 in Red Bank,
NJ until February of 2022.


In March of 2022 SgtMaj Swisher assumed his current post as the SgtMaj for Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163.

3rd Marine Aircraft Wing