Command Master Chief
CMDCM(SW/AW) Anthony M. Josey enlisted the United States Navy Reserves and reported to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois for his recruit training in July 1984. Immediately following his pass and review, he attended apprenticeship training for basic seamanship.
In October 1984, Master Chief Josey reported to the Naval Reserve Center, Nashville, Tennessee for duty in the Naval Reserves attached to the USS Nashville (LPD-13) for active duty training. In August 1986, he volunteered for active duty and received orders to Personnel Support Detachment, Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois for NAVET Orientation. Upon completion in September 1986, he was assigned to Service School Command in Orlando, Florida for Signalman “A” School.
In November 1986, Master Chief Josey reported to USS Caloosahatchee (AO-98). Subsequent billets included USS Nashville (LPD-13), Service School Command, Orlando, Fla., USS Barry (DDG-52), USS Vella Gulf (CG-72), Naval Support Activity Norfolk, and USS Shreveport (LPD-12).
In February 2006, Master Chief Josey was selected for the Command Master Chief Program and reported aboard USS Nashville (LPD-13) in April 2006 as the ship’s Command Master Chief. In April, 2009 he assumed the duties as ACU-4 Command Master Chief. In June of 2010, he reported to a CMC assignment at ESG-2. In November of 2013, he assumed his present position as CMC of Afloat Training Group’s Atlantic commands.
Master Chief Josey is a graduate of the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy. He is qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist and Master Training Specialist. Personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (four awards) Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and various unit, campaign and service awards.