OSCS (SW/AW) Brett D. Richmond
Senior Enlisted Leader
Senior Chief Petty Officer Brett D. Richmond was born at Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul, IL. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, Montgomery, AL, in 1988 and immediately entered Auburn University at Montgomery. He enlisted into the U.S. Navy in May 1989 and received basic training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes and attended Operation Specialist "A" school in Dam Neck, VA.
His first duty assignment was on board USS REEVES (CG-24) in Yokosuka, Japan. Other assignments in Japan included USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) , Navy Center for Tactical Interoperability System Detachment Five, COMPATRECONWING One (CTF-72/57), and USS CUSHING (DD-985).
In 2002, Senior Chief Richmond attended ASW/ASUW Tactical Air Controller (ASTAC) and transferred to USS CUSHING. He was advanced to Chief Petty Officer and was OI Division, Leading Chief Petty Officer before the CUSHING 2005 decommissioning. He made two deployments and augmented in 2003 to USS JOHN S. MCCAIN (DDG-56) for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
His next tour was onboard USS DE WERT (FFG-45) in Mayport, FL, completing two Counter-Drug Operations. Senior Chief Richmond earned a Tactical Action Officer designation. He was again augmented to deploy with USS UNDERWOOD (FFG-36) to the Arabian Gulf.
Senior Chief Richmond then transferred to SPAWAR System Center Group Seven, Yokosuka, Japan, as Assistant Officer in Charge in 2007. He was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2008.
Senior Chief Richmond is currently assigned to the staff of Destroyer Squadron Twenty Two as the Senior Enlisted Leader and Surface Warfare Officer.
Richmond’s personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Achievement Medal (seven awards), Army Achievement, Enlisted Surface and Air Warfare Insignia, and multiple campaign medals and ribbons.