A native of York, Pa., Weikert enlisted in the Navy in August 1974. After completion of nuclear power training, he was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program at Drexel University in 1981 where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University in 2000. His active duty assignments include tours with Amphibious Construction Battalion Two, Little Creek, Va., Northern Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Philadelphia; and resident officer in charge of construction at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.
Affiliating with the Navy Reserves in 1987, Weikert served as the operations officer of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 21, Lakehurst, N.J., the 2nd Naval Construction Brigade, Norfolk, and the 7th Naval Construction Regiment, Newport, R.I.; and, Naval Engineer Forces Korea. While commanding the 7th Naval Construction Regiment, the regiment was mobilized in July 2004 where Weikert served as the Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Engineer Group, Camp Fallujah, Iraq, providing general engineering and construction services in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In his civilian occupation, Weiert is an equity partner Commodore Builders, Inc., headquartered in Boston, providing general contracting services throughout New England.