CMDCM(AW/SW) Walter D. Bell
Command Master Chief, Patrol Squadron SIXTEEN
CMDCM(AW/SW) Walter D. Bell is a native of Pembroke, KY, and is a graduate of Hopkinsville High School Class of 1989. He enlisted in the Navy in May 1992 and completed Recruit Training in Great Lakes, Illinois. Bell then reported to and completed MM “A” School at Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois.
United States Navy
CMDCM Bell’s source rating was a conventional Machinist Mate. His career duty assignments include: USS KEARSARGE (LHD-3) Maintenance Person/Equipment Operator; FTSCLANT Field Service Engineer; USS IWO JIMA (LHD-7) Leading Petty Officer; EWGTLANT Instructor/Master Training Specialist and LCPO; USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) Reactor Propulsion DLCPO; NRD OHIO General Officer Active Recruiter/Station LCPO; USS OSCAR AUSTIN (DDG-79) 3MC/EXEC, NAV, MED, and ENG DLCPO; Command Master Chief, VFA-15, Oceana NAS; and is currently the Command Master Chief for Patrol Squadron SIXTEEN.
CMDCM Bell holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration/Management from Post University. He is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 191/Orange Group) and the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course (Class 151). His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (7 awards), Good Conduct Medal (8 awards), and various unit and campaign awards. He is qualified Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, and Master Training Specialist.