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Commanding Officer


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Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief

CMC

Master Chief Brahmsteadt was born in Lincoln, Neb. on March 4, 1967 and raised in Montague, Ca. He entered Naval Service on July 3, 1985, attending Recruit Training in San Diego, Ca. He next completed Radioman ‘A’ School, also in San Diego.

Master Chief Brahmsteadt’s first sea tour was on board USS Truxtun (CGN 35) from 1987 to 1989. He then commissioned and served on board USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) from 1990 to 1991, and followed this up with another sea tour on board USS Mississippi (CGN 40) from 1992 to 1993. His next sea tour was on board USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) from 1996 to 1998. He also served at sea on board USS Duluth (LPD 9), where he was the Operations Department Senior Enlisted Leader, from 2001 to 2004. His first tour as a Command Master Chief was with the STRIKE FIGHTER SQUADRON FOURTEEN (VFA 14) TOPHATTERS from 2006 to 2009. While assigned to VFA-14 he earned his Plane Captain qualification, to include Brake Rider, Duct Diver, and Final Checker qualifications. His next tour as a Command Master Chief was with Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN (CVW-11) from 2009 to 2010.

His shore duty assignments include Naval Facility Pacific Beach, Wa. from 1986 to 1987, Head Quarters, Allied Forces Southern in Naples, Italy from 1993 to 1996, and as a recruiter for Naval Recruiting District San Diego, Ca. from 1998 to 2001. He also served as the Assistant Communications Officer for Commander, Naval Forces Pacific, San Diego, Ca. from 2004 to 2006.

Master Chief Brahmsteadt’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (4 awards), Good Conduct Medal (6 awards) and various service and campaign awards. He graduated from the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy in October 2004 and the Command Master Chief Course in June 2006. He has qualified as an Officer of the Deck Underway and has earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems Technology.