Lieutenant David Norris graduated from the University of San Diego with a B.A. in Accounting and commissioned into the United States Navy in May of 2012.
After commissioning, he reported to USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53) and supported the largest Aegis modernization ever undertaken on a DDG. During his tour, he served as the Strike Officer and the Ordnance Officer. LT Norris completed the Damage Control Assistant course San Diego, CA in route to pre-commissioning unit RAFAEL PERALTA, where he reported as the Damage Control Officer in APR 2015. Onboard RAFAEL PERALTA, he qualified as an Engineering Officer of the Watch commissioned the ship in San Diego, CA as a “plank-owner”in July of 2017. In July of 2018, LT Norris reported to the University of Michigan NROTC Unit where he teaches Marine Navigation and Naval Operations.
LT Norris’ awards include the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Marine Corps Achievement medal (2), and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.