CMDCM (AW/SW) Tyrone Blockton
Command Master Chief Blockton is a native of St. Louis, MO. He graduated from Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School in 1990 and immediately entered the U.S. Navy.
Master Chief Blockton received Recruit training and Seaman Apprenticeship training in Great Lakes, IL. His first duty assignment was aboard USS BAINBRIDGE (CGN 25) where he qualified Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist as a mere Seaman Apprentice. Follow on assignments include Personnelman "A" School at NTTC Meridian, MS.; USS SAN JACINTO(CG 56) homeported in Norfolk; Attack Squadron THREE FOUR (VA-34) at NAS Oceana, where he qualified Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist; PSD LANTFLT at Norfolk; STRKFITRON THREE FOUR at NAS Oceana, where he served as the Personnel Officer; NAVCRUITDIST Miami, Fla., where he served as the Command Enlisted Processing Division Supervisor; USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) homeported in Norfolk, where he simultaneously served as Leading Chief Petty Officer for two separate divisions; and a second tour aboard USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56) where he served as the Administrative Officer and earned his qualification as Officer of the Deck (Underway) and Command Duty Officer.D
Assignments in which he filled the Senior Enlisted Leader role include Navy SEL, Camp Eggers Kabul Afghanistan while serving at CJ-7, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition command-Afghanistan; NAVY SEL, Joint Chiefs of Staff where he was appointed by the Vice Director, Joint Staff and responsible for providing leadership and guidance to the Joint Staff Navy Element; and Navy SEL, AFPAK Hands DC, Naval District Washington at the Washington Navy Yard. Most recently, he served as the Command Master Chief for Electronic Attack Squadron ONE FOUR ONE, homeported at Naval Air Facility, Atsugi, Japan.
A veteran of seven major deployments and one Global Support Assignment, Master Chief Blockton has deployed on support of the Persian Gulf War and Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREESOM and NEW DAWN. He reported to his current assignment as Command Master Chief, USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) in April 2016.
Master Chief Blockton's academic achievements include a PhD in Organization and Management with a specialization in Leadership; Master's Degree in Business Administration; Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management. He is also a graduate of the Command Master Chiefs Course (Class 134), Senior Enlisted Leadership Academy (Class 147 Blue) and recipient of the prestigious Naval Heritage Award, Keystone Leadership Course, and MCPON's Executive Leadership Symposium.
His Decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (6 awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 awards), and various unit and campaign awards.