Chief Petty Officer Donald R. Jarrett was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on 3
March 1969. He graduated from Lake
George High School in June 1989 and reported to Recruit Basic Training on 1
November 1989. After completion of
Recruit Basic Training, he attended Apprentice Training at the Naval Training
Center in Great Lakes, IL.
April 1990, he reported to his first duty station onboard the USS KITTY HAWK
(CV 63) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he served as a Deck Seaman and
eventually Assistant Leading Petty Officer.
August 1994, he reported to the Naval Recruiting District, Buffalo, New York as
a Naval Recruiter. Upon completion of
recruiting duties, he reported onboard the USS LEYTE GULD (CG 55) for a short
tour as the First Division Assistant Leading Petty Officer.
his recruiting tour, his request to convert from Boatswain’s Mate First Class
to Cryptologic Technician (Communications) was approved and upon completion of
Cryptologic Technician (Communications) training, he reported to Naval Security
Group Activity, Naples, Italy as a Communications Watch Officer. He transferred to Naval Special Warfare
Command, Coronado, California in December 2003 as the Leading Petty Officer for
the Intelligence Department. He was
advanced to Chief Petty Officer September 2005.
April 2008 he transferred from Naval Special Warfare Command to Destroyer
Squadron Two Three as the Communications Officer and later that year advanced
to Senior Chief Petty Officer. While at
Destroyer Squadron Two Three he deployed to the Western Pacific on three
different occasions. In April 2011 he
arrived at Defense Information System Europe as the Senior Enlisted Leader for
EU6/CMC. He was advanced to Master Chief
Petty Officer in June 2012.
Chief Jarrett is authorized to wear the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation
Medal (1), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards), and various unit
and campaign awards. He married Delia
(Abadilla) Jarrett in 2008.