Master Chief Terryl Brewster, a native of Miami, Florida, graduated from North Miami Senior High School in 1986 and entered the Navy under the delayed entry program.  She attended basic training at Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Florida in 1987.

     Her initial sea tour was in USS SIMON LAKE (AS 33), stationed in Holy Lock, Scotland, where she served as an undesignated Fireman before "striking" into the Damage Control rating.  Her next assignment was in USS FRANK CABLE (AS 40) home ported in Charleston, South Carolina where she advanced to Damage Controlman Third and Second class and received her Enlisted Surface Warfare Qualification.  Master Chief Brewster was then assigned in USS HOLAND SIERRA, she transferred to Navy Recruiting District Miami, in Miami, Florida where she advanced to Damage Controlman First class.

     Master Chief Brewster reported to USS MAHAN (DDG 72) in Norfolk, Virginia as the Divisional Leading Petty Officer.  After completing her tour, she transferred to Afloat Training Command Group also located in Norfolk, Virginia where she advanced to Damage Control Chief.  During her follow-on assignment to Fleet Training Center Mayport, Florida as the Divisional Leading Chief Petty Officer and Damage Control Lead Instructor, she received her Master Training Specialist qualification.  She then reported to USS CHANCELLORSVILLE (CG 62) located in Yokosuka, Japan as the Leading Chief Petty Officer and obtained her Engineering Officer of the Watch qualifications.

     She transferred to USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) as Command 3-M Coordinator and Division Leading Chief Petty Officer, where she obtained her Engineering Chief of the Watch qualification, Aviation Warfare Specialist qualification and advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer.  After a successful tour at sea, she transferred to Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific as an Underway Damage Control Trainer/Assessor and qualified as Afloat Training Specialist.  Upon advancing to Master Chief Damage Controlman, she began serving as ATGMIDPAC Command Master Chief. 

     Master Chief Brewster is an Honor Graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 140 Grey) and a graduate of the CMC (Class 40) course.  She earned an Associate of Science degree from Troy University; a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Troy University and Master Degree in Psychology from Chaminade University of Honolulu.  She began serving as Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Five (HS 5) CMC in May 2013.  Her personal awards include: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2); Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6 awards) and various unit and campaign awards.