Master Chief Electronics Technician (Navigation) (SS)
Eric Murphy, Command Master Chief
Regional Support Group and Naval Submarine Support Facility
Master Chief Murphy was raised in Philadelphia, Penn., and enlisted in the Navy on April 1, 1992. He completed Recruit Training and Interior Communications “A” School in San Diego, Calif.
His duty assignments include services aboard USS Providence (SSN 719), Performance Monitoring Team New London, USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720), Commander Submarine Squadron Fifteen Performance Monitoring Team Guam, USS North Carolina (SSN 777) and USS New Mexico (SSN 779).
Master Chief Murphy first qualified in submarines in 1993 aboard the USS Providence. During that tour, he completed two deployments to the North Atlantic and one Mediterranean deployment and was advanced to Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class. While serving at Performance Monitoring Team New London, he earned NAVSEA certification as an inspector of Hatches, Steering and Diving Systems and Oxygen Generators.
Aboard USS Pittsburgh he served as the Navigation Electronics Division Leading Petty Officer, completed two deployments to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and was advanced to Chief Petty Officer. While assigned to the staff of Commander Submarine Squadron Fifteen, he assisted in establishing the first forward deployed Performance Monitoring Team in Guam.
He reported to USS North Carolina commissioning crew as the 3M Coordinator, qualified and served as Assistant Navigator as well as the Navigation and Operations Department Enlisted Advisor, and was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer. He reported aboard USS New Mexico in July 2009 as Chief of the Boat and was advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer. He reported to Naval Submarine Support Facility in 2012, where he now serves as the Command Master Chief.
His personal awards include the Naval Submarine League 2012 Master Chief Frank A. Lister award for Exceptional Leadership and Motivation while serving as Chief of the Boat, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards) and various unit and campaign awards.