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SCPO(SW/AW) James Beadle
Command Senior Chief

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Senior Chief Beadle hails from Bridgeport, Ct. and entered the Navy January 1996 at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, IL. He attended Aviation Support Equipment “A” School in Millington, TN, and “C” School in Jacksonville, FL.

His previous assignments include, aviation support equipment technician flight deck troubleshooter and assistant leading petty officer on board USS Kearsarge (LHD-3), homeported in Norfolk, Virginia; work center supervisor for corrosion, electrical and hydraulic branches at Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Detachment Naval Air Facility, Key West, Florida.; individual material list manager, and line leading petty officer at Fleet Composite Squadron SIX (VC-6), in Patuxent River, Maryland, individual augment maintenance chief , Iraq, support equipment leading chief petty officer and division officer at Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Detachment, Misawa, Japan, IM04 leading chief petty officer and division officer on board USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), homeported in Norfolk, and ground support leading chief petty officer, Assault Craft Unit FOUR (ACU 4), Little Creek, VA.

He is a veteran of three Mediterranean deployments and two gulf deployments. He deployed in support of Operations Guardian Retrieval, Nobel Obelisk, and the evacuations of Freetown, Sierra Leone in 1997, Kosovo Campaign, Noble Anvil/Allied Force in 1999, and Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom in 2007 and 2008.

His military and civilian education includes Aviation Support Equipment “A” and “C” Schools, Individual Material Readiness List Manager School, Welding School, United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP), SHADOW UAV Maintenance Specialist, United States Navy Individual Augmentee Combat Training, and multiple shipboard damage control, firefighting, and naval leadership courses. He’s a graduate of the Navy’s Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 191/ Purple), and the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course (Class 157).

Senior Chief Beadle’s awards and decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medals (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals (4 awards), and numerous individual, campaign and unit awards.