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Master Chief Garrow is a native of Wilmington, NC and a graduate of John T. Hoggard High School.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in November, 1990.  He completed Basic Training and went on to attend Quartermaster “A” school in Orlando Fl.  Master Chief Garrow is married with four children and he and his family reside in Chesapeake, Virginia. 
At sea he has served in USS Virginia (CGN 38), USS John Hancock (DD 981), USS Kingfisher (MHC-56), and Riverine Squadron One where he deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and earned NEC’s 90IE and 90CS.  Most recently he served in USS Stout (DDG-55) as the Assistant Navigator. 
Shore assignments include Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune where he was assigned as a Naval Drug and Alcohol Counselor earning NEC 9519, Military Sealift Command as Operations Department LCPO and Afloat Training Group Atlantic where he earned NEC 9502 and was designated as an Afloat Training Specialist (ATS).  
He graduated from the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport, R.I. (Class 152 Khaki) and the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course (Class 16110).  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administrative Management and Psychology as well as a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security from Excelsior College
Master Chief Garrow has earned the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) qualification, Expeditionary Warfare (EXW) qualification and qualifies to wear the Enlisted Small Boat pin.  His awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (6 awards), Navy achievement Medal (3 awards), Good Conduct Medal (8 awards), and various other unit and campaign awards.