LT Blair attended Purdue University in Indiana as a 4-year scholarship midshipman and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering. Upon his commissioning in 2009 began his nuclear power training, first spending six months in Charleston, SC, followed by six months in Saratoga Springs, NY. He reported to the USS Dallas, based out of Groton, CT, in 2010, and made his first of two CENTCOM deployments on Dallas in 2011. During his first deployment, LT Blair served as a Chemical Radiological Assistant (CRA), where he was responsible for the upkeep of the nuclear reactor aboard the submarine. Immediately prior to his assignment to the Boston University Unit, LT Blair was deployed for a second time to CENTCOM aboard the USS Dallas as the Assistant Operations Officer and stood watch as Officer of the Deck. The Boston University NROTC Unit was LT Blair’s first choice for his shore tour. LT Blair currently holds the position of senior class advisor, and is also the faculty advisor to the Nuke Club.
LT Blair, a Gloucester, MA native, is ecstatic to return to Boston. He married his wife, Michelle, also a Gloucester native, in 2011, 5 days before leaving for his first deployment. LT Blair is a lifelong Red Sox fan and relishes being so close to Fenway Park. During his free time, LT Blair also enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, and sailing.
Written by: MIDN 3/c Evan Sternstein