David Grusch Timeline

2004-2005Grusch admitted to the University of Pittsburgh on an Air Force ROTC scholarship.(DOPSR Approval – April 4, 2023)
2008-2009Grusch graduates from university.Receives a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Physics as well as a Master of Arts with Honors in Intelligence Studies.

(DOPSR Approval – April 4, 2023)
August 19th 2011Grusch is a 1st Lt., UFG intelligence duty officer.“This is a fast-paced learning experience,” said 1st Lt. David Grusch, an [Ulchi Freedom Guardian] intelligence duty officer who volunteered to participate.

“It took me out of comfort zone and pushed my operational knowledge”, explained Grusch, who serves as a wing space control intelligence officer at Peterson Air Force Base, Co. (Link)
2013Chief of Intelligence for the Air Force Space Command – 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron (SES).@JeremyCorbell Post
2016-2021Served with the National Reconnaissance Office as Senior Intelligence Officer and led the production of the NRO director’s daily briefing.From 2016 to 2021, he served with the National Reconnaissance Office as Senior Intelligence Officer and led the production of the NRO director’s daily briefing. Grusch was a GS-15 civilian, the military equivalent of a Colonel.
2019Begins role as Reconnaissance office’s representative to the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force.
2019-2020Nat Kobitz gives Ross Coulthart names of people he claimed worked on crash retrieval program.Ross Coulthart:
“Nat was one of the chief geeks for the US Navy and he was dying and he gave me leads, and I’ve never spoken about this before, but he gave me leads that led me to people working in what they purported was a secret program involving the retrieval and attempted reverse engineering of non-human technology. And I’ve been speaking to those people for some time, and it was they who told me about Dave Grusch and it was they who vouched about Dave Grusch to me.” (“Whistleblower David Grusch – Need to Know”, 06-05-23)

Kobitz died on April 5, 2020.
July 2021Confidentially provided classified information to the Department of Defense Inspector General concerning the withholding of UAP-related information from Congress.He believed that his identity, and the fact that he had provided testimony, were disclosed “to individuals and/or entities” within the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community outside the IG’s office. He did not allege that this information was improperly disclosed by any member of that office.

As a result, Grusch suffered months of retaliation and reprisals related to these disclosures beginning in 2021.
November 2021Begins role – IMA to the Commander, 318 Cyber Operations Group, Detachment 3, Nellis AFB, NVPerformed Commander duties as an augmentee for an active-duty unit. The mission of the 318th Group is to be an information warfare group, training and integrating advanced tactics, technologies, and tools arming America’s warfighters with decisive information warfare combat power.

Leaves role April 2022.
Late 2021Begins role as NGA’s co-lead for UAP analysis and its representative to the task force.Serving as Senior Geospatial-Intelligence Capabilities Integration Officer for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

(DOPSR Approval – April 4, 2023)
March 2022Steven Greer claims he met with Grusch.
May 25th 2022McCullough filed a Disclosure of Urgent Concern(s); Complaint of Reprisal on behalf of Grusch with the ICIG about detailed information that Grusch had gathered beginning in 2019 while working for the UAP Task Force.An unclassified version of the complaint provided to us states that Grusch has direct knowledge that UAP-related classified information has been withheld and/or concealed from Congress by “elements” of the intelligence community “to purposely and intentionally thwart legitimate Congressional oversight of the UAP Program.” All testimony Grusch provided for the classified complaint was provided under oath.
June 2nd-3rd 2022During the SCU conference, Grusch approaches Jeremy Corbell and George Knapp at a bar and introduces himself.Knapp: We were at the SCU conference in Huntsville, Alabama. We went down there. It’s a great event. A lot of really interesting people live in that community working in defense programs, intelligence operations, and it was a great excuse for a lot of those folks to get together. And we were invited and we went along. We took a camera, and we’re in it. It’s held in this little place. It’s like a club and a bar, and we’re in there and you’re shooting video. Your buddy Niles is shooting video.

Corbell: You didn’t really tell me exactly what we’re doing. You had some people that you wanted us to meet with and to record with, and one of those people was Jay Stratton. The world hadn’t known anything at that point. The world at large had not known anything. But we were also told well in advance that there were other people that are in position to know that we may be approached by or we may meet and man, yeah, let’s just be honest. It sounds so crazy, but it’s true. I brought my buddy Niles Harrison, we’ve covered that in another episode. And he was filming and little did I know, he’s filming at this public event. There’s not supposed to be cameras there, but they allowed us. So thank you, SCU, I got that moment. Niles got that moment when Dave Grusch leans over to you for the first time, unknown to the world. This was a year ago, over a year ago. And starts talking with you. And that’s when that Pandora’s box – by the way, we ended up meeting out at a bar with Gary Nolan, who’s awesome, and we ended up just having a couple drinks and talking. That’s when it really sunk in. (Weaponized Podcast)

Mid-Late 2022Helps draft language on UAP for the FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act.
July 2022The Intelligence Community Inspector General found his complaint “credible and urgent.”According to Grusch, a summary was immediately submitted to the Director of National Intelligence, Avril Haines; the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
July 2022Grusch leaves role as NGA’s co-lead for UAP analysis and its representative to the task force.
Summer 2022A whistleblower reprisal investigation was launched, and Grusch began his communication with the staff of the Congressional intelligence committees in private closed-door sessions.According to Grusch, certain information which he obtained in his investigation could not be put before Congressional staffers because they did not have the necessary clearances or the appropriate investigative authority.
August 25-28th 2022Grusch introduced to TheUfoJoe by Knapp and Corbell while at a Star Trek conference.
December 2022Provided Congress with hours of recorded classified information transcribed into hundreds of pages which included specific data about the materials recovery program.“Multiple sources confirmed that David Grusch’s Congressional testimony occurred in December 2022, at the Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information level.

On the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, while no congressmen attended the briefing, over twenty congressional staffers, committee lawyers, Grusch and the Inspector General representative, were present. With their classified laptops, these staffers took notes while David Grusch testified for four hours.

Now, things were different at the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and his is important. Grusch testified for over eight hours. Who was in the room for Grusch’s eight-hour testimony in December? Grusch, the Inspector General representative, a court reporter, and two committee lawyers.” (Matt Ford)
April 4-6 2023In accordance with protocols, Grusch provided the Defense Office of Prepublication and Security Review at the Department of Defense with the information he intended to disclose to us. His on-the-record statements were all “cleared for open publication” on April 4 and 6, 2023, in documents provided to us.
April 7 2023Grusch left the government on April 7, 2023, in order, he said, to advance government accountability through public awareness.
June 5 2023Debrief article published.