"Pathfinders - We Lead the Way"
December 9, 2017 - Present
LCDR Eric J. Blomberg
Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Commander Eric J. Blomberg enlisted in the Navy in 1996 as a Nuclear Machinist Mate serving aboard USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) and USS EMORY S. LAND (AS 39). He advanced to First Class Petty Officer, and was commissioned through the Seaman to Admiral (STA-21) Program in 2005. Lieutenant Commander Blomberg graduated summa cum laude from Old Dominion University as the University Scholar, with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Lieutenant Commander Blomberg’s first Division Officer tour was aboard USS FORREST SHERMAN (DDG 98). There he earned his Surface Warfare Qualification and served as Fire Control Officer and Systems Test Officer during commissioning, initial Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT), and work-ups for FORREST SHERMAN’S maiden deployment. After completing Nuclear Power and Prototype Schools in Charleston, SC, his next tour was as Reactor Mechanical Division Officer aboard USS ENTERPRISE. After certification as Nuclear Engineer Officer by NAVSEA-08, Lieutenant Commander Blomberg finished his tour on ENTERPRISE as Reactor Training Division Officer.

On USS SAMPSON (DDG 102), Lieutenant Commander Blomberg served as Operations Officer for his first Department Head Tour, and was deployed to the 7th Fleet Area of Operations where SAMPSON was instrumental in the search and recovery efforts for AirAsia flight Q8501.

Lieutenant Commander Blomberg graduated summa cum laude from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, earning a Master of Arts in Security Studies. He also completed Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase I through in-resident courses at the Naval War College’s Monterey site, graduating with highest distinction.

Lieutenant Commander Blomberg served ashore as the Material Officer for Moored Training Ship DANIEL WEBSTER (MTS-626) at Nuclear Power Training Unit Charleston, South Carolina.

Lieutenant Commander Blomberg has been awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards), and various unit and campaign awards. He currently serves as Commanding Officer for MCM CREW CONFLICT embarked on San Diego, California based Mine Countermeasures Ship USS SCOUT (MCM 8).


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