Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Command Master Chief

Commander  |  Chief of Staff  |  Command Master Chief

Master Chief Eddie N. VanMeter
Command Master Chief


Command Master Chief Eddie VanMeter was a native of Louisville, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Navy in June 1988. Upon completing basic training and Quartermaster “A” School in Orlando, FL he transferred to Groton, CT and completed Basic Enlisted Submarine School in December 1988.

His previous sea assignments include USS MARIANO G. VALLEJO (SSBN 658) (GOLD) Charleston, SC; USS KENTUCKY (SSBN 734) (GOLD), Kings Bay, GA; ANAV on the USS TENNESSEE (SSBN 734)(GOLD), Kings Bay, GA; USS LOUISIANA (SSBN 734)(GOLD), Kings Bay, GA; Command Master Chief of USS ALASKA (SSBN 732) (BLUE), Kings Bay, Ga.

On shore, CMC VanMeter served as an instructor at Trident Training Facility Kings Bay, and Submarine Squadron 16 as the TLAM Strike LCPO, where he assisted in the development of the guidance for SSGN programs, and helped organize the first ever SSGN TLAM test launch. Additionally, he completed a tour as the Command Master Chief of Submarine Squadron 20 and now serves as the Command Master Chief for Commander Submarine Group 10.

He is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy and Command Master Chief Capstone Course. His personal awards are Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards) and Navy Commendation Medals (two awards).