[ Commanding Officer | Executive Officer | Command Master Chief ]
Command Master Chief
CMDCM(AW) MILES A.
Chief Gray was born in Homerville, Georgia, but as the son of an Army Soldier,
was raised in several Army towns, including Columbus, Georgia, the city he
refers to as home. He joined the Navy’s
Delayed Entry Program and graduated from Jordan Vocational High School in 1995.
He left for Navy boot camp in August of
that year and completed basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois and Yeoman
Class “A” School at Naval Technical Training Center, Meridian, Mississippi.
he reported for duty onboard USS Ogden (LPD 5) in the Ship’s Office as the
Legal Yeoman. His follow-on assignments and
duties include: Commander, Navy Region Southeast as Flag Yeoman; Sea Control
Squadron THREE TWO as Administration and Maintenance Administration Departments
Leading Petty Officer; Navy Recruiting District Richmond as Recruiter, Recruiter-in-Charge
and Zone Supervisor; Navy Recruiting District Philadelphia as Division Leading Chief
Petty Officer; and Navy Recruiting District San Diego as Senior Command Trainer
and Senior Enlisted Leader. He was
selected for the Command Senior Chief program and promoted to Master Chief in
duties as the VFA 11 Red Rippers’ Command Master Chief in June 2016. He is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted
Academy, Class 177 (Green) and CMC/COB Class 159, and he has earned his
Enlisted Aviation Warfare device.
decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards),
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (7 awards), Military Outstanding
Volunteer Service Medal and various unit and campaign awards.