Master Chief Beaufort is a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He graduated from Dillard High School- Class of 1994. He entered the Navy through the Delayed Entry program and completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL in August 1994.
Following Basic training, Master Chief Beaufort reported to Aviation Boatswain Mate Equipment "A" School in Millington, TN. His first duty station was aboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), where he completed one Mediterranean deployment and one Western Pacific deployment. While assigned to the STENNIS he earned his Enlisted Aviation Warfare pin, and promoted to Second Class Petty Officer.
In August 1999, Master Chief Beaufort reported to Training Squadron SIX (VT-6) Shooters. In May 2000, he reported to Navy Recruiting District Montgomery, where he served as a Production Recruiter and was promoted to First Class Petty Officer. In August 2003, he was assigned to USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73), completing two successful Mediterranean and Partners of America deployments while earning his Enlisted Surface Warfare pin. In- March 2007, he reported to Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) as a Water survival and physical fitness high risk instructor at Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL. During this tour he was promoted to Chief Petty officer and earned his Master Training Specialist qualifications.
In July 2010, Master Chief Beaufort reported to USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN-77) where he completed two Mediterranean deployments and was promoted to the ranks of Senior Chief and Master Chief Petty Officer. He was then selected to the Command Senior Chief program. Master Chief Beaufort is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (class 178 gray), CMC/COB course (class 138) in Newport, Rhode Island.
Master Chief Beaufort holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, with a minor in management from Coastline Community College. His Personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards) and numerous other units and campaign awards.