Captain Gruzesky assumed command of NMCB 24 for the second time in October, 2012. He previously served as the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Reserve Component Manpower Officer.
A native of Pennsylvania, he enlisted in the Civil Engineer Corps Collegiate Program in 1986. He was commissioned as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island in 1987.
Captain Gruzesky holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Kentucky. He is a graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps Institute Command and Staff College and has completed Advanced Joint Professional Military Education through the Joint Forces Staff College.
His initial active service included tours with: Officer in Charge of Construction, Marianas as Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction; Naval Air Station Memphis as Deputy Director, Public Works Engineering and Facilities Support Contract Manager. Reserve tours include Naval Mobile Construction Battalion TWENTY as Administrative Officer; Environmental Engineering Unit Atlantic as Facilities Design Engineer; Naval Mobile Construction Battalion TWENTY FOUR as Detachment Officer-in-Charge and Delta Company Commander; Naval Facilities Engineering Command Headquarters as Deputy Manpower Officer; Naval Mobile Construction Battalion TWENTY ONE as Operations Officer, U.S. Joint Forces Command as Engineering Division Officer; Navy Personnel Command as Individual Augmentee (IA) Manager, U.S. Pacific Command as a Contingency Engineer; Commanding Officer of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion TWENTY FOUR and Chief Staff Officer for NAVFAC Contingency OICC.
He has returned to active duty three times since his initial active service. He was recalled to active duty in 2003 as the Officer in Charge of a Heavy Air Detachment while serving as Operations Officer for NMCB TWENTY ONE. This detachment deployed to Guantanamo Bay Cuba and the Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Center, Andros Island. He returned to active duty in 2006 at the Navy Personnel Command in Millington, TN to serve as the Individual Augmentee (IA) Manager for Seabees and CEC Officers. He was recalled in December 2008 in preparation of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion TWENTY FOURs Iraqi deployment.
Gruzesky is a Seabee Combat Warfare Officer and a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky. He is certified through Defense Acquisition University as a Level II Contracting Officer and a Level II Facilities Engineer. He is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.
His decorations include Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various unit and service awards.