DON F. CARR
COMMAND MASTER CHIEF
Master Chief Carr was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Santiago High School 1986 in Santa Ana, CA. He enlisted in the United States Navy in March 1987 and reported to Recruit Training Command, Orlando, FL. After graduating boot camp he reported to Naval Training Center Meridian, MS. for Storekeeper “A” school-graduating top of his class.
Upon graduation, he reported to the USS Wadsworth FFG-9 based out of NAVSTA Long Beach, CA from 1987 to 1991. Assigned as S-1 LPO he led his team in earning the Supply Blue “E” three consecutive years. In October 1991 he reported to his second tour at N&MCRC Tallahassee, FL. During his tour he was responsible for over 130 Navy Reservist for all uniforms, messing, berthing and material requirements. Upon completion of his tour he volunteered to fill a critical billet as Assistant Supply Officer at NROTC Florida A&M. In September 1994, he transferred to the 31st Naval Construction Regiment based out of Port Hueneme, CA, Assigned as the Supply department Leading Petty Officer. In August 1997, he reported to the USS Fahrion FFG-22, During his tour he was a key player in the training and turnover to the Egyptian Sailors. In December of 1997 he was advanced to Storekeeper First Class and transferred to his third ship, the USS Samuel Eliot Morrison FFG-13, where he served as the Supply Department LPO and was a key player in multiple training teams. In March 2000, he received orders to RTC Great Lakes as a Recruit Division Commander (RDC). He successfully earned his Master Training Specialist and was selected for advancement to Chief Petty Officer. In May 2003, Master Chief Carr was assigned to NAVRESREDCOM Midwest as the Logistics Supervisor for 28 regional commands. In May 2006, Master Chief Carr again returned to sea onboard USS Klakring (FFG-42), reporting as the Supply Department LCPO. During his successful tour he was advanced to Senior Chief and the ship earned two Battle “E’s” and his Department earned the Supply Blue “E”.
In March 2008, Master Chief Carr attended the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 138/Blue Group), where he was awarded the Physical Fitness Excellence Award in route to his next assignment at FRC East/ASD Willow Grove, PA as the Senior Enlisted Leader and Command Fitness Leader. In August 2009, he volunteered for a (365 BOG) Individual Augmentation (IA) to Al Asad, Iraq as the Base Command Group Logistics Master Chief.
In July 2011, he reported to HSL-60 “Jaguars”, as the Command Master Chief. In February 2015, he reported to VR-58 “The Sun Seekers”, in his current position as the Command Master Chief.
Master Chief Carr is a graduate of the CMC/COB course (Class 92) and earned his degree in Business Management from The University of Phoenix. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 gold stars), Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 gold stars), and numerous campaign and service awards.