Command Master Chief William Rubow
Command Master Chief, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
Master Chief Rubow is a native of Hayden Lake, Idaho. He enlisted in the Navy in February, 1986. He attended basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. Subsequently, he graduated with honors from Engineman A-School training at Naval Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. He currently resides in Virginia Beach, VA. with his wife and two children.
After his initial Navy training, Master Chief completed the following tours of duty: fleet Engineman onboard USS OPPORTUNE (ARS-41), Second and First Class Diver sea-duty tours at MOBILE DIVING AND SALVAGE UNIT TWO (MDSU TWO), high-risk instructor duty at NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE CENTER DETACHMENT LITTLE CREEK (NSWC DET LCRK), Maintenance and Auxiliaries Division Officer and First Class Diver on board USS GRASP (ARS-51), Master Diver and Departmental LCPO at SIMA Norfolk, DDS Shelter Officer and Departmental LCPO at SEAL DELIVERY VEHICLE (SDV) TEAM TWO, Senior Enlisted Leader and Force Master Diver at COMMANDER NAVY EXPEDITIONARY COMBAT COMMAND (COMNECC), and he served as Command Master Chief of EOD EXPEDITIONARY SUPPORT UNIT TWO (EODESU TWO).
Master Chief has achieved the following major qualifications and educational pursuits throughout his career: completed Second Class and First Class Diver training as honorman; qualified as Master Diver, Master Training Specialist, EOOW, underway OOD, Diving Salvage Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist. He is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy and the Command Master Chief courses. He obtained an Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tidewater Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Virginia, with Highest Distinction.
Finally, Master Chief Rubow’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (Gold Star in lieu of second award), the Navy Commendation Medal (Gold Star in lieu of fourth award), and the Navy Achievement Medal (Gold Star in lieu of fifth award).