Master Chief Petty Officer (Aviation Warfare/Surface Warfare) Frank G. King is a native of Abilene, Texas. He entered the Navy in September 1986 and started his career at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois.
Master Chief King reported for his initial sea tour onboard USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63). While onboard USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63), he completed Hull Maintenance Technician Class “A” School and an around the world deployment. Subsequent sea tours included USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44), where he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist pin. He then reported to Pre-Commissioning Unit SUPPLY (AOE 6) where he advanced to Chief Petty Officer. He then served as Leading Chief Petty Officer in USS MITSCHER (DDG 57), USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) earning his Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist pin, and USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) where he served as the Engineering Department Leading Chief Petty Officer and was advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer. Master Chief King served as Command Master Chief onboard USS ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG 49), and Patrol Squadron EIGHT (VP-8) “Fighting Tigers”.
Master Chief King’s shore commands include Naval Recruiting District Richmond, Virginia where he was assigned Recruiter-In-Charge of NRS Petersburg, Virginia. Master Chief King served as Command Master Chief at Naval Academy Preparatory School, Newport, Rhode Island, and Patrol Squadron THIRTY (VP-30) “Pro’s Nest”, Jacksonville, Florida. In May 2015, he reported to Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group Norfolk, Virginia serving as Command Master Chief.
Master Chief King graduated from the Navy’s Senior Enlisted Academy Class 105(Gold), and the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course Class 42A. He has completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, and Economics from SUNY - Empire State College.
Master Chief King’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), Good Conduct Medal (eight awards), and a variety of unit and campaign awards.