CMDCM (AW) Michelle L. Brooks
Command Master Chief
CMDCM Michelle L. Brooks is a native of Viola, Wisconsin. After graduating from Kickapoo High School in 1987, she worked as a waitress until she enlisted in the Navy July 10, 1990. Upon completion of Recruit Basic Training in Orlando, FL she attended PN "A" School at Naval Training Center Meridian, MS. She graduated first in her class and was meritoriously advanced to Petty Officer Third Class.
In November 1990, she accepted orders to Personnel Support Detachment, NAS Dallas, TX, where she worked as an admin clerk. She was promoted to Petty Officer Second Class in March 1992. In July 1994, she transferred to Naval Reserve Center, Fort Carson, CO, then in September 1997 to Naval Reserve Center Quincy, MA. In December of 1998, she was advanced and converted to Navy Career Counselor as a First Class Petty Officer.
Four months later, CMDCM Brooks detached and reported to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light EIGHT FOUR in San Diego, CA. In June of 2001, HSL 84 decomissioned and she reported to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 57 in July 2001. In July 2002, she was selected for Chief Petty Officer and remained at VR-57 until April 2003 when she transferred to Commander, Helicopter Wing Reserve as the ISIC counselor for five squadrons. Two years later, she reported to Task Force Warrior and in March of 2006, she was selected for Senior Chief and received orders to Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) in Norfolk, VA.
From August 2006 to April 2010, she was the Force Career Counselor for NECC. In May 2010, she took orders and deployed to Bahrain with Commander Task Force-IA as Force Career Counselor for FIFTH Fleet. In May of 2011, she was selected for Master Chief and in October 2011, reported to Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command as the Reserve Force Career Counselor.
In February of 2012, Master Chief Brooks was selected for the Command Master Chief program. In August 2013 she reported to her current command, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO SIX as the Command Master Chief.
Her personal awards include 2 Meritorious Service Medals, 3 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, 5 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, along with various other personal and unit awards. She has one son, Joshua, age 16.