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Master 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.

In 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.

On 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.

Following 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.

In 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.


Master 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.