AWSCS (NAC/AW) Darren Kujawa
United States Navy
Senior Chief Petty Officer Darren Kujawa was raised in Des Plaines, Illinois and graduated from Main West High School in 1987. He joined the Navy in December of 1987 and was shipped to Basic Training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes in May of 1988. He attended Aviation Electronics Technician "A" School in Millington, TN, and then Naval Aircrew Candidate School in Pensacola, FL.
Senior Chief Kujawa's first duty assignment was HM-12 in Norfolk, VA. As a student assigned to the Fleet Replacement Aircrew Candidate School (FRAC), he learned to be a MH-53E aircrewman. Upon graduating from FRAC he was assigned his first permanent duty station onboard "The Mighty Vanguard" of HM-14 in Norfolk, VA. Senior Chief's other assignments have been HM-14 (4 tours), Coastal Systems Station, Panama City, Fl; Airborne Mine Countermeasures Weapons Systems Training School (AWSTS), Norfolk, VA; and NAVAIR Logistics PMA-261 Pax River, MD.
In August of 2011, he reported for duty back at AWSTS as the Training Manager Supervisor and the Command Senior Enlisted Leader.
Senior Chief Kajawa's personal decorations include: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (Third Award), Navy Achievement Medal (Sixth Award), and various other unit and campaign awards.