Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic

Commander  |  Executive Director  |  Chief of Staff  |  FORCE Master Chief

FORCM (SS) Wes Koshoffer

Master Chief Wes Koshoffer is a native of Newport, R.I., and joined the Navy in March 1989.  After Basic Training in Great Lakes, Ill., he attended Basic Enlisted Submarine School and Submarine Radioman "A"  and "C" schools, and then reported to his first submarine, USS PHOENIX (SSN 702), where he completed two Mediterranean deployments.

After completing additional class "C" technical schools at Naval Submarine School, he reported to PCU CHEYENNE (SSN 773) under construction at Newport News Shipyard, Va., where he was advanced to Petty Officer First Class and remained on board through the christening.  He then transferred to USS BALTIMORE (SSN 704) in Norfolk, Va., as the Radio Division Leading Petty Officer and completed two deployments prior to the ship's deactivation in 1997.

In 1998, while assigned to Submarine Squadron Support Unit Norfolk, he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer and reported to USS JACKSONVILLE (SSN 699) as Communications Division Leading Chief Petty Officer. During his tour he was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer and assumed duties as Navigation and Operations Department Senior Enlisted Advisor. 

In 2001, he transferred to COMSUBLANT Tactical Readiness Evaluation Team as the Senior Communications Evaluator.  Following his tour on the TRE Team, he attended the Senior Enlisted Academy and relieved as Chief of the Boat on board USS ALEXANDRIA (SSN 757).  During his tour he was advanced to Master Chief Petty officer and selected as a Command Master Chief.  In June of 2007, he relieved as the Command Master Chief of Naval Submarine School.  Following that tour, he reported to Submarine Development Squadron Twelve, where he served as the Command Master Chief.

Prior to assuming his current position as Force Master Chief for Commander, Submarine Forces in Norfolk in April 2013, Master Chief Koshoffer served as Command Master Chief for Commander, Submarine Group 2 in Groton, Conn.