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Headquarters Marine Corps


LCDR Schnaufer is a native of Greenville, South Carolina.  He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1999 with a BS in Environmental Health and immediately received a direct commission as an Ensign in the Medical Service Corps as an Industrial Hygiene Officer.  After completing Officer Indoctrination School in Newport, Rhode Island he reported to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton for his training tour. 

In 2001, he reported to USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) as Ship’s Industrial Hygiene/Assistant Safety Officer where he qualified as Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer.  During his time onboard USS CARL VINSON, LCDR Schnaufer completed an Operation Enduring Freedom deployment, a Western Pacific deployment, and served as Surface Watch Officer in addition to his regular duties.  Later he served as Wing Industrial Hygiene and Radiation Safety officer of Third Marine Aircraft Wing  (3d MAW)  from July 2005 to July 2008 and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as Forward Ground Safety Officer for 2006.  During this tour he became a Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer.

Ashore, LCDR Schnaufer was selected for Duty Under Instruction at the University of South Carolina where he earned his MS in Public Health with a concentration in Industrial Hygiene.  Following school, LCDR Schnaufer served with COMNAVSURFPAC as Readiness Industrial Hygiene Officer from August 2008 to July 2011 where he because a Board Certified Industrial Hygienist.  From 2011 to 2014 served as Head, Industrial Hygiene Department of Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Six (NEPMU-6) where he was responsible for forward deployable chemical and radiation assessments and industrial hygiene support across the PACFLT AOR.  In 2014, LCDR Schnaufer reported as Deputy Director of the Naval Safety Center’s OPNAV Liaison Office (N09FB).  Cutting his tour short to fill a SES level requested critical need billet, he reported to his current duty at Headquarters Marine Corps – Health Services in 2015.  LCDR Schnaufer has been awarded the Navy Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (3 awards), Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Sea Service Ribbon (3), and earned various unit awards and ribbons.

LCDR Schnaufer is married and has two children.

Homeland Defense Coordinator

LCDR Nicholas Schnaufer

Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy


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