CMDCM JEFFERY D WATERS
Command Master Chief
Master Chief Waters, a native of Smithville, GA, graduated from Lee County High SChool in Leesburg, GA. He enlisted into the Navy in September 1989, and completed basic training in Great Lakes, IL in December 1989. As an Aviation Machinst's Mate, his first assignment was with Patrol Squadron TEN (VP-10) "The Red Lancers in Brunswick, Maine.
His additional sea duty assignments include: Patrol Squadron SIXTEEN (VP-16) "War Eagles" and Sea Control Squadron Three ONE (VS-31) "Topcats" which are both located in Jacksonville, Fl. While assigned to VS-31, he deployed aboard the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) and USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). He then later was assigned to carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE TWO FIVE (VAW-125) "Tigertails" out Norfolk, VA. While assigned to VAW-125, he deployed aboard the USS CARL VINSON (CVN 74). In August of 2010, he reported to Strike Fighter Squadron Eight ONE (VFA-81) "Sunliners" as the Maintenance Master Chief in Virginia Beach, VA. During his tour with VFA-81 he deployed aboard USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) for another deployoment.
His shore duty assignments include two tours from Patrol Squadron Three ZERO (VP-30) "Pros Nest" in Jacksonville, FL, as well as Navy Recruiting District of Atlanta, GA.
In November 2013, he reported to Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron ELEVEN (HS-11) aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL, where he assumed the duties Command Master Chief.
Master Chief Waters' personal awards include: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (fourth award), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (ninth award) , Good Conduct Medal (sixth award), Commande, Naval Air Forces Leadership Award 2004, 2005 and 2008 along with numerous campaign and unit awards.
Master Chief Waters is a graduate of the U.S. Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 176 (Green) and Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course Class 123