Master Chief Jimmy Dawkins is a native of Millport, Alabama and enlisted in the Navy February 1990. He attended boot camp in Orlando, FL.
During his career, he has completed various assignments and deployments onboard USS LASALLE (AGF 3), USS ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG 49), Montgomery MEPS, USS OKANE (DDG 77), CSG United States Transportation Command, USS ESSEX (LHD 2), NAVIOCOM Georgia, CID UNIT Corry Station, the Navy Cryptologic Office, Special Assistant to Commander Tenth Fleet and Fleet Cyber Command’s Inspector General Office.
In October 2015, Master Chief Dawkins assumed his present duties as Command Master Chief, Navy Information Operations Command, Yokosuka, Japan.
He has qualified EIDWS, ESWS and EAWS on multiple platforms and cryptologic commands.
His personal military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, three Navy Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, the Combat Action Ribbon, and various other campaign and unit awards
He is married to the former Terri Redford of Suisun City, California.