2ndLt Andrew Philip Hornfeck was commissioned in May of 2006. After graduation from The Basic School and Infantry Officer Course, he received orders to 3d Battalion, 8th Marines. As a rifle platoon commander, he deployed with the 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit and supported disaster response in Bangladesh. As a weapons platoon commander, he deployed with Special Purpose MAGTF—Afghanistan and conducted combat operations in Helmand and Farah Provinces. As an assistant operations officer, he conducted pre-deployment training with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit before receiving follow-on orders.
In 2010, Captain Hornfeck reported to The Basic School for duty as a warfighting instructor. While there, he served as a platoon tactics instructor, a staff platoon commander for two Basic Officer Courses, and the director of instructor education. Following this tour, he attended Expeditionary Warfare School where he was a distinguished graduate.
Captain Hornfeck reported for duty to 2d Battalion, 2d Marines in the summer of 2014. He served as a company commander during deployments to Morón, Spain, for Special Purpose MAGTF—Crisis Response—Africa; Al Qwerah, Jordan, for Exercise EAGER LION; and Okinawa, Japan, as part of the Unit Deployment Program. His company participated in a military assisted departure in Tripoli, Libya; humanitarian aid operations in Monrovia, Liberia; and theater security cooperation exercises in Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Major Hornfeck then executed orders in October 2016 to 8th Marine Regiment for duties as the Regimental Headquarters Company Commander.