CO Bio

Captain David D. Schweizer

United States Navy

A native of Northern Virginia, Captain Schweizer is a 1985 graduate of the United States Naval Academy.

His sea duty assignments include: Fire Control Officer/Missile Officer/Electrical Officer in USS STERETT (CG 31), Combat Systems Officer in USS HARRY W HILL (DD 986) and USS ENGLAND (CG 22), Commanding Officer in USS WHIRLWIND (PC 11), Executive Officer in USS ROSS (DDG 71), Chief Staff Officer in DESRON 18, Commanding Officer in USS ELROD (FFG 55), an extended temporary assignment as the Surface Operations Officer in CCSG8, and as Commodore of Destroyer Squadron TWO EIGHT. 

Ashore, Schweizer served as Department Head instructor and Patrol Coastal (PC) Lead for Prospective Commanding Officers at the Surface Warfare Officers School, as an action officer on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations serving in the Requirements and JROC Division (N81), Deputy Commander for Task Force Ramadi and Chief of Staff of the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, U.S. Joint Forces Command. 

He has an M.S. degree in Computer Systems from the Naval Postgraduate School, completed the Air Command and Staff College Associate Program, and graduated from the Joint Forces Staff College.

Captain Schweizer relinquished command of Destroyer Squadron TWO EIGHT in May 2012, and reported to the University of Kansas NROTC unit July 2012.

His family resides in Lawrence, Kansas.




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