Our Team

Bart Skiba

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Chairman of the Board/Founder

Weapons Company Reunion POC 


Bart Skiba joined United States Marine Corps and served as a 0331 Infantry Machine-Gunner in 3rd Battalion 8th Marines Regiment, Weapons Company, from 2004 to 2008. He deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom to Fallujah in 2005 and Ramadi in 2006.

  

After his service he received a Bachelor’s degree in History and in Political Science from University of Central Florida. After school, he moved to Washington D.C. and began working for the government as an analyst. In 2016 he received a Master's Degree in Military History from George Mason University and is continuing his studies in pursuit of his doctorate. 


In 2008 Bart started the 3/8 Weapons Company Reunion as a way to reunite fellow brothers-in-arms. 

Travis Gundrum

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Board Member

Lima Company Reunion POC


Travis Gundrum served as a 0311 Rifleman in Lima Company, 3rd Battalion 8th Marines from 2003 to 2007. He deployed during Operation Secure Tomorrow to Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 2004; and Operation Iraqi Freedom to Fallujah, Iraq in 2005; and Ramadi, Iraq in 2006. 


After his discharge, he attended The Pennsylvania State University earning a Bachelor's degree in social studies education. Travis has been teaching 7th and 8th grade since 2012 at his alma mater, Cedar Crest Middle School, and earned a Masters in education from Wilkes University in 2017. Travis serves as the POC for Lima Company Reunions.

Ian Boliver

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Board Member

Weapons Company Reunion POC


Ian Boliver joined United States Marine Corps and served as a 0311 Infantry Rifleman in 3rd Battalion 8th Marines Regiment, Weapons Company, from 2004 to 2008. He deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom to Fallujah in 2005 and Ramadi in 2006, and as part of the 22nd MEU from 2007 to 2008. He currently resides in New Hampshire.

Andrew Farrer

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Board Member

India Company Reunion POC


Richard Andrew Stephen Farrer, from Nashville, TN, attended school in Florida. After college he became an Assistant Manager of a Sherwin Williams store in Naples, FL. In 2004 he joined the United States Marine Corps and served with 3rd Battalion 8th Marines, India Company from 2004 to 2008. He deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom to Fallujah in 2005, Ramadi in 2006, and was part of the 22nd MEU in 2007 to 2008.

 

He currently lives in Murfreesboro, TN, and volunteers with The Mission Continues. In 2014 he begun the 3/8 India Company Reunion and has joined our ranks to be able to continue the mission. Andrew serves as the POC for India Company Reunions.

Justin Tuerck

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Board Member

Weapons Company Reunion POC for Afghanistan

 

Justin Tuerck served in 3rd Battalion 8th Marines, Weapons Company as a 0311 Rifleman. He deployed as part of the 22nd MEU and in support Operation Enduring Freedom to Helmand Province, Afghanistan from 2008 to 2009. He currently resides in New Hampshire. Justin serves as the POC for Weapons Company Reunion for the Afghanistan deployment. 

Mike Vorgang

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Board Member

India Company Reunion POC 


Mike Vorgang served as an 0302 in India Company, 3rd Battalion 8th Marines from April 2002 to October 2005.  While in India Company he served as 2nd Platoon Commander, Weapons Platoon Commander, and Company Executive Officer. During this time, he deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (2002), Okinawa for the Unit Deployment Program (2003), Port Au Prince, Haiti in support of Operation Secure Tomorrow (2004), and Al Karmah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2005).


Since leaving the Marine Corps, Mike has become a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai.  He finds that martial arts to be therapeutic, giving him a positive outlet to release aggression.  Mike currently resides in Chantilly, VA with his wife, two kids, and dog.

Christian Wright

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Board Member

India Company Reunion POC


Christian Wright served as an 0351 Assaultman in India Company, 3rd Battalion 8th Marines from 2015 to 2019. He deployed to Okinawa as part of the Unit Deployment Program in 2017 and to Spain as part of the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Taskforce Crisis Response Africa in 2018. He is currently attending Morehead State University in pursuit of a Bachelors degree in History.