Cmdr. Daniel J. Schmitt
Commander Schmitt is a native of Henderson, Kentucky. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from University of Kentucky in 2002, and received his commission from Officer Candidate School in October 2002. He also holds a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from University of South Carolina.
Commander Schmitt’s operational tours include assignments as Assistant Operations Officer, Charlie Company Commander and Detail Romania Officer in Charge, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) THREE where he deployed to Iraq and Romania; and Operations Officer, NMCB FOUR where he completed two deployments to Okinawa, Japan.
His shore assignments include Assistant Public Works Officer and 1st Lieutenant Division Officer, Naval Base San Diego; Construction Manager, Resident Office in Charge of Construction Travis Air Force Base; Aide to the Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC); Public Works Officer, PWD Central at Naval Station Great Lakes; Director of the Seabee Readiness Division, Civil Engineer Corps Officer School (CECOS); Deputy Director for Legislation and Installations Legislative Liaison, Navy Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA); Lead Programming Analyst for Installations and NECC Readiness, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Programming Division (OPNAV N80).
Commander Schmitt currently serves as Commanding Officer, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE.
Commander Schmitt is a registered professional engineer in the State of Kentucky, a qualified Seabee Combat Warfare and Fleet Marine Force Officer, DAWIA Level 3 certified, and a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps. He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (6 awards), Army Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and other personal, service, unit, and campaign awards.