Captain David Marasco was born in Detroit, Michigan and has spent the bulk of his Naval Career in the Eastern and Mid-Western United States. He attended Texas Tech University where he earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He attended OCS and was commissioned as an Ensign in the Nuclear Propulsion Program in June 1988. Captain Marasco subsequently did a lateral transfer into the Civil Engineer Corp and his first assignment was as an AROICC at the Navy Public Works Center in Great Lakes, Illinois.
In accordance with the terms of his original commitment he was released from Active Duty in December 1990 and affiliated with the Reserves in January 1991. His first assignments were as a Facility Support Officer for Engineering Field Division (EFD) Pacific and EFD CHESLANT. His following tour was with Naval Cargo Handling Battalion Ten as the Engineering Officer. In 1995 he reported to Amphibious Construction Battalion TWO Det 206 as the Executive/Ops Officer, and his following tour he served as a Staff Officer with the Second Naval Construction Brigade. In 2000 Captain Marasco reported to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FOURTEEN where he served as the Alfa Company Commander and he followed that tour as the Operations Officer of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FIFTEEN. In March 2004 Captain Marasco was Mobilized and served in IRAQ as the Plans Officer for the Marine Expeditionary Force Engineer Group. CAPT Marasco assumed Command of NMCB TWO FIVE in July 2005 and subsequently mobilized and led his Battalion during a six month deployment in Al Anbar Province, IRAQ. That year NMCB 25 received both the Pacific Fleet Battle E and the Perry Award for outstanding military engineering services. After relinquishing Command he served as an assistant OPS Officer for NAVFAC Contingency OICC, the Reserve Equipment Program Manager at the First Naval Construction Division; and served as the Chief of Staff Officer for TCEM PACOM.
Captain Marasco is a qualified Seabee Combat Warfare Officer and Registered Professional Engineer in the state of North Carolina. His personal decorations include; the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards) and the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards). He has a Masters of Civil/Environmental Engineering from Old Dominion University, and in his civilian capacity, he serves as the Project Manager & Engineering Branch Head for the Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division, NAVFAC MIDWEST, PWD Great Lakes, Illinois.