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CMDCM (AW/SW/IDW) Christopher A. Bartley
Command Master Chief

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Hailing from Dalton, Georgia Master Chief Bartley enlisted in the United States Navy and reported for recruit training in Great Lakes, Illinois in December 1992.

Master Chief Bartley completed Hull Maintenance Technician ‘A’ school located in Philadelphia before reporting to his first ship, the USS MCKEE (AS 41) at San Diego, CA where he served as a craftsman for submarine repair. His subsequent sea and overseas duty assignments include: USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3) stationed in Sasebo, Japan where he qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, USS JOHN F KENNEDY (CV 67) stationed in Mayport, FL where he qualified as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, and USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77) in Norfolk, VA. Deployments include service in the Western Pacific, Southern Pacific, Arabian Gulf, Arabian Sea, and Mediterranean.

His shore duty assignment was at Service Schools Command Great Lakes as a HT “A” school instructor where he qualified as a Master Training Specialist. His second shore tour took him back to Great Lakes to Recruit Training Command as a Recruit Division Commander where he trained seven division including two Special Warfare divisions sending 616 new Sailors to the fleet.

Selected for the Command Senior Chief Program in February 2013, he was subsequently advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer and reported as Command Master Chief of VFA 11 “The World Famous RED RIPPERS” completing a nine month around the world cruise while attached to CVW1 onboard USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. His current CMC assignment is aboard USS LEYTE GULF (CG 55).

Along with multiple unit and campaign awards, Master Chief Bartley’s personal awards include; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards), and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (2 awards). He is qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Information Dominance Warfare Specialist.

Master Chief Bartley holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Marine Engineering from Coastline Community College of California and a Bachelor of Arts in History degree from American Military University. He is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Class 155 Blue and COB/CMC class 124.