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      Command Master Chief (SS/SW) Brian J. McDonough

                                                      Staff Command Master Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command

Master Chief (SS/SW) Brian J. McDonough

Staff Command Master Chief
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command

Command Master Chief (SS/SW) Brian J. McDonough graduated boot camp at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, in March 1991, and received orders to Basic Enlisted Submarine School and Electronics Technician (ET) "A" and "C" schools in Groton, Connecticut.


Early tours as a Submarine Navigation Electronics Technician included USS San Francisco (SSN 711) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, qualifying in Submarines; Deep Submergence Unit Detachment MYSTIC (DSRV 1), earning the Deep Submergence Insignia and SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific in San Diego, California.


Selected to chief petty officer in 2002, he served as the Navigation Division Chief aboard USS Salt Lake City (SSN 716) from 2003 to 2006, and qualified as assistant navigator.  After a successful tour as First LT at Naval Base Point Loma, and advancing to senior chief, he was selected as a Chief of the Boat (COB) and served as COB aboard USS Jefferson City (SSN 759) from April 2008, to April 2011, completing a Fifth Fleet deployment and advancing to master chief.


Selected to the command master chief (CMC) program in 2011, he served as CMC of Naval Base Point Loma from August 2011, to December 201,3 and followed on as CMC aboard USS Arlington (LPD 24), transitioning the ship and crew from her pre-commissioned phase, through her maiden deployment .  He is currently serving as the Commander, US Naval Forces, Central Command Staff Command Master Chief.


Master Chief McDonough is a graduate of the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course in 2008, the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 161 Brown) in 2011, the KEYSTONE Joint Senior Enlisted Leadership Course in July 2013, and the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Executive Leadership Course in January 2015. Master Chief McDonough is authorized to wear Silver Submarine Dolphins, Silver Deep Submergence Insignia, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and various campaign and service ribbons.

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