Colonel Antekeier is from Ann Arbor, Michigan and enlisted in the Marine Corps in May 1987. Following graduation from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego, Private Antekeier attended language training at the Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California and at Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas. From October 1988 through May 1990, he served with Company “D”, Marine Support Battalion, Naval Security Group Activity, Galeta Island in the Republic of Panama. During this time he participated in Operation JUST CAUSE.
In May 1990, Corporal Antekeier was accepted for the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program and attended the University of Michigan. In December 1992, Sergeant Antekeier completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. Following graduation from The Basic School and Data Systems Officer Course, he was transferred to the III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) G-6 Information Systems Management Office on Okinawa for duty from October 1994 to November 1995.
After a successful tour with III MEF, 1stLt Antekeier was assigned as the Information Systems Management Officer at the 12th Marine Corps District Headquarters, MCRD San Diego from November 1995 to July 1998. From August 1998 to May 1999, Captain Antekeier attended the Amphibious Warfare School (AWS) in Quantico, Virginia. Following AWS he was assigned to the I MEF Command Element and served as the G-6 Data Officer from June 1999 to June 2000 and then as the Aide de Camp to the Commanding General from July 2000 to June 2001. During his tour with I MEF, Captain Antekeier was selected to participate in the Navy and Marine Corps Global Leadership program at the University of San Diego where he earned a Masters of Science degree.
In July 2001, Captain Antekeier was transferred to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) for duty with Marine Wing Communications Squadron (MWCS) 38 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. He served as Commander, Detachment Bravo and then as Squadron Operations Officer. In early 2003, Major Antekeier deployed with MWCS-38 in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and then Operation IRAQI FREEDOM to Kuwait and Iraq.
From June 2003 to May 2005, Major Antekeier served as the Marine Junior Aide de Camp to the Commandant of the Marine Corps at Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, D.C. In June 2005, he was transferred to the Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations (JTF-GNO) in Arlington, Virginia for joint duty as a J-5 planner and then as a J-33 Command Duty Officer until June 2008. While assigned to JTF-GNO, he attended and graduated from the Joint Professional Military Education Phase II course at the Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Norfolk.
In July 2008, Major Antekeier was assigned to Marine Forces Korea at Yongsan Garrison, Seoul, Republic of Korea, where he served as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-6. In May 2010, Lieutenant Colonel Antekeier was transferred and began his second tour on Okinawa, serving as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-6, 1st MAW until February 2011. Lieutenant Colonel Antekeier then assumed command of MWCS-18 from February 2011 until September 2012 at Camp Foster, Okinawa.
During September 2012, Lieutenant Colonel Antekeier was transferred to Washington, D.C. for training at the Joint Military Attaché School. Upon completion of training in August 2013, he assumed duties as the Senior Defense Official / Defense Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Riga, Latvia until August 2016. While in Latvia, Col Antekeier directly supported Operation ATLANTIC RESOLVE from 2014 through 2016. On 1 September 2015, Colonel Antekeier was promoted to his current rank.
In September 2016 Colonel Antekeier was assigned to the Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) department at Headquarters Marine Corps as the Chief of the Network Plans and Policy Division.
Colonel Antekeier’s decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with gold star in lieu of fourth award, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with gold star in lieu of third award, and the Joint Service Achievement Medal.