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COMMANDER PATROL AND RECONNAISSANCE GROUP


 
CMDCM Schmidt 

CMDCM (SW/AW) Brian A. Hughes 

Commanding Officer |  Chief of Staff Command Master Chief

 
CMDCM Brian A. Hughes
Command Master Chief

    Master Chief Petty Officer (Surface Warfare/ Aviation Warfare) Brian A Hughes is a native of Tempe, Arizona, enlisted in the Navy in August 1983. Following recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lake, Illinois, he attended Gunner's Mate "A" School and the Terrier Guided Missile Launching System "C" School at Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois.
 
In September 1984, he was assigned to his first sea tour aboard the USS Gridley (CG-21), homeported in San Diego, California.  From 1984 to 1988, he deployed three times to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.  He qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and was advanced to Petty Officer First Class.
 
In September 1988, he was assigned to Recruit Training Command San Diego, California where he served as a Recruit Company Commander.  During this tour he earned his Master Training Specialist qualification and was advanced to Chief Petty Officer.
 
He returned to sea duty in September 1992 aboard the USS Jouett ( CG-29), again home ported in San Diego, deploying in the support of Operation Sothern Watch.  After two years, the USS Jouett was decommissioned and he accepted orders to the USS Chosin (CG-65), homported in Pearl harbor, Hawaii, where he served as Leading Chief Petty Officer and was subsequently advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer.
 
In June 1997, he was assigned to naval Personnel Command Millington, Tennessee serving as the West Coast Gunner's Mate Detailer Directly responsible for the training, assignment, and manning of 4800 Gunner's Mates world-wide. 
 
After advancement to Master Chief Petty Officer in 2001, he was selected into the Command Master Chief Program.  He has since served as Command Master Chief for the Patrol Squadron FOUR SEVEN (VP-47), the Command, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TWO, Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN, and Commander, Naval Service Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.  he is currently serving as the Command Master Chief for Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, Norfolk, Virginia.