Commander William C. Blodgett, Jr
LCDR William C. Blodgett, Jr. graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2001, receiving a commission and a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography. Selected for an immediate graduate program, he attended the Naval Post Graduate School earning a Master of Science in Physical Oceanography with a subspecialty in Undersea Warfare in 2002. He also has a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Arizona State University.
At sea as a Division Officer, Blodgett served as the Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer (first tour) and Training Officer (second tour) aboard the forward deployed destroyer USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54) in Yokosuka, Japan.
As an afloat Department Head, Blodgett reported to the USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54) in Yokosuka, Japan as the Operations Officer. For his second department head tour, he served as the operations officer for Destroyer Squadron SEVEN in San Diego and deployed with the RONALD REAGAN Strike Group during the Japan tsunami relief efforts and again on USNS MERCY for Pacific Partnership 2012.
Ashore, Blodgett served as a Surface Warfare Junior Officer Detailer at the Bureau of Naval Personnel (PERS-41), completed a Navy Legislative Fellowship in the U.S. House of Representatives, and served as a congressional liaison in the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget (SECNAV FMB)/Fiscal Management Division (OPNAV N82).
His personal awards include Navy Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal (two awards), and various service and unit awards.