Captain David Blauser is an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) officer and a native of Lancaster, Ohio. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy 1986; his initial training included Weapons Technician "A" School and EOD assistant training. CAPT Blauser was initiated as a Chief Petty Officer in September 1996 and was commissioned in January of 2000.
CAPT Blauser’s sea duty and operational assignments include Officer in Charge (OIC), EODMU 5 DET 53; OIC, Naval EOD Technology Division, Technical Support Det, Combined Explosive Exploitation Platoon 3; Readiness and Training Officer, EOD Group 1; Executive Officer, EODMU 11; and Deputy Commander, Mine Countermeasures Division 31. His shore assignments include Naval Training Officer, United Kingdom Defence EOD School; Training Officer, Naval School EOD; Test Safety Branch Chief, Defense Threat Reduction Agency; Joint Munitions Branch, United States Indo-Pacific Command; and Commanding Officer, EODTEU ONE.
Prior to his commissioning as an officer, CAPT Blauser's tours include Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 Detachment (DET) Guam, EODMU 9, and EOD Training & Evaluation Unit (EODTEU) 1.
CAPT Blauser's awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), and various other service and campaign commendations. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Administration from Excelsior College, New York and a Master of Arts in National Security Strategy from the United States Naval War College.