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Command Master Chief
U. S. Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Bahrain
CMDCM(SW/EXW) Joseph "Joe" D. Marlow, USN


       Master Chief Marlow enlisted in the Navy and shipped off for recruit training in March 1997. Master Chief Marlow’s sea duty and operational assignments include USS NICHOLAS (FFG-47) from August 97 - January 2001.  During his time there he rose from an undesignated seaman in deck division to Quartermaster 2nd Class; he also completed a deployment to the Southern Arabian Gulf with the ENTERPRISE Battle Group. During his second sea tour he served on rotational crews aboard USS PELICAN (MHC-53), USS CARDINAL (MHC-60), and USS OSPREY (MHC-51) from August 2003 – July 2006.  He completed two crew swaps including a deployment to Bahrain and was promoted to Chief Petty Officer.  His third operational tour was at Riverine Squadron Two from December 2006 - December 2009.  He completed two deployments to Iraq and was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer.  From December 2011-February 2014 he was back aboard USS NICHOLAS (FFG 47) as the Command Senior Chief (NEC 9578).  In 2012 NICHOLAS had a record setting SOUTHCOM deployment in which 7,100 kilos of cocaine, worth an estimated street value of $500 million, was apprehended.  In 2013 he deployed in support of Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG-2), while on deployment he was advanced to Master Chief.
His shore duty assignments include Naval Reserve Center Pensacola, FL where he served as a training department assistant, reserve order writer, and was the Lead Instructor of the Non Prior Service Accession Course (NPSAC). His second shore tour was at Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC) located on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek.  While there he served as OPS Department LCPO and as an Action Officer for Individual Augmentee missions to Iraq.Along with multiple unit and campaign awards Master Chief Marlow’s personal awards include; the Navy Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and the Good Conduct Medal (five awards).  He is qualified Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Expeditionary Warfare Specialist, and Petty Officer in Charge of a Small Craft.
He holds an Associate of Applied Science degree from Coastline Community College, is an honor graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy Class 150/Gold, and a graduate of the Command Leadership School.  


      CMDCM Joseph Marlow

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