Navy Reserve Cmdr. David Rahmer has been decorated with the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. The medal is awarded to individuals for non-combat meritorious achievement or service that is incontestably exceptional and of a magnitude that clearly places them above their peers.
Recipients are assigned to or have served with numerous joint activities in the Department of Defense, joint chiefs of staff, joint, specified and allied commands, military agencies, and other joint activities as designated by the secretary of defense.
Rahmer is an executive officer assigned to the Joint Staff South at U.S. Naval War College. The commander has served in the military for 22 years. He is a resident of O’Fallon, Ill. When not on active duty, Rahmer is a logistics specialist for U.S. Air Force.
He is the son of Arthur and Rosemary Rahmer of Old Kings Highway, Lake Katrine.