|Marine Officer Instructor|
|Aviation Warfare Officer|
|Submarine Warfare Officer|
|Surface Warfare Officer|
And Professor of Naval Science
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
Captain Michael H. Glaser, the son of Donald and Frances Glaser, is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and is married to the former Jeanne M. Horan of Mountain View, California. They have three daughters: Katherine, Mary Frances and Elizabeth.
Commissioned in May of 1983 through the NROTC program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Captain Glaser was designated a Naval Aviator in January 1985. His first assignment was to the USS OKINAWA (LPH 3) based out of San Diego, California flying the UH-1N. Transitioning to the SH-3H and then the SH-60F/H, sea tours as a junior officer with the HS-2 “Golden Falcons” at NAS North Island and as a department head with the HS-14 “Chargers” out of Atsugi, Japan followed.
Having screened for command, he reported to the Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron SIX (HS-6) “Indians” in San Diego, California as Executive Officer in July of 1999 and assumed command of the squadron in December of 2000. During the squadron’s deployment aboard the USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) as part of Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN (CVW-11) they participated in the initial strikes of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM by providing Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) support for Coalition aircraft. During his tenure as Commanding Officer, HS-6 was recognized with the Navy Unit Commendation; the Navy Battle Efficiency Award as the best HS squadron in the Pacific Fleet; the Sikorsky Superior Maintenance Award; the Admiral Jimmy Thach Award for Tactical Excellence and the Commander, Pacific Fleet Retention Award for Fiscal Year 2002.
In May of 2002, Captain Glaser joined the crew of the USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) as the ship’s navigator. During his two years onboard the NIMITZ, he contributed to her safely steaming over 100,000 nautical miles while supporting combat operations in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and completing an eight month extended deployment.
Captain Glaser's shore tours include time as a junior officer detailer at the Bureau of Naval Personnel; as an instructor at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center in Fallon, Nevada; as a student at both the Naval Command and Staff College and the National War College and as a member of the staff within the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon.
In June, 2007, Captain Glaser assumed command of Naval Air Station Fallon –the Navy’s premier graduate-level aviation training facility overseeing 3,000 permanently stationed personnel and 25,000 transient personnel each year. In July, 2010 he took over as the Commanding Officer and Professor of Naval Science at the Ohio State University. He currently resides in Oxford, OH with his family.
Captain Glaser has over 4,200 flight hours with 2,500 hours in the H-60F/H. His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit: Bronze Star; the Meritorious Service Medal; the Navy Commendation Medal; the Navy Achievement Medal as well as various other campaign and expeditionary medals.