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COMMANDER, UNDERSEA SURVEILLANCE (CUS)


 
CMDCM Kevin Bond 

Command Master Chief Bond graduated from North Shore High in 1984 and entered the Navy in January of 1986, in 2007 he earned a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Excelsior College of New York.

His first sea tour was aboard USS OMAHA (SSN 692), where he qualified in submarines and earned selection as the 1987 Junior Sailor of the Year. Later, he served as Torpedo Division Leading Petty Officer and First Lieutenant on USS MICHIGAN (SSN 727), making six strategic deterrent patrols and earned selection as SOY in 1991. In the summer of 1992 he transferred to Trident Training Facility, Bangor where he earned Master Training Specialist and Command Evaluation Team Member. In 1993 he was selected for Chief and reported to USS JACKSONVILLE where he served as the Weapons Department Leading Chief, Torpedo Division LPO, Command Career Counselor, First Lieutenant and 3M Coordinator. In 1998 he became a member of the SUBFORCE Tactical Readiness Evaluation Team and served as a weapons systems evaluator and senior enlisted advisor for N7, from there he transferred to USS NEWPORT NEWS (SSN 750) as the Chief of the Boat.

Command Master Chief Bond has served as Chief of the Boat aboard USS NEWPORT NEWS (SSN 750), USS MINNEAPOLIS SAINT PAUL (SSN 708), USS NEW MEXICO (SSN 779) and USS CALIFORNIA (SSN 781). As a Chief of the Boat his ships have earned the Submarine Squadron Battle “E” in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2007. The Admiral Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy on two occasions and participated in Tomahawk missile strikes in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as well as numerous deployments in seven theaters of operation.

Command Master Chief Bond shore tours include staff Command Master Chief for COMSUBLANT in 2005 and Command Master Chief for Submarine Squadron SIX, Norfolk with six fast attack submarines assigned from 2006 to 2008.

Master Chief Bond’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (eight awards) as well as numerous unit awards.