USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64)


CMDCM(SW) Daniel Hacker
Command Master Chief

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A native of Grand Bay, Alabama, Command Master Chief Daniel Hacker enlisted in the Navy in October 1993 and served as an Operation Specialist prior to his selection as Command Master Chief in 2012.

His sea tours include USS AUBREY FITCH (FFG 34) in which he deployed to the North Atlantic and the Persian Gulf. Onboard the USS TICONDEROGA (CG 47) he supported counter-narcotics operations as the work center supervisor for aviation department. He deployed in support of NATO operations onboard USS STEPHEN W. GROVES (FFG-29) as the Operations Intelligence division leading petty officer. Onboard USS DOYLE (FFG-39) he served as the Anti-Submarine Tactical Air Controller (ASTAC) while operating near South America. Onboard USS DE WERT (FFG-45) he deployed to the Horn of Africa in support of NATO operations and participated in the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration.

Ashore Master Chief Hacker served at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida where he was the Leading Petty Officer of Navy Police. He worked with children from the Pensacola Boys Base and coordinated National Night Out events to keep kids off the streets. He is a member of Crime Stoppers and Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD). He also served at Afloat Training Group (ATG) Mayport, Florida where he earned his Master Training Specialist and Associates Degree in Supervision and Management from Coastline Community College.

Additionally, he is a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Senior Enlisted Academy, a graduate of the Navy’s Command Master Chief/ Chief of the Boat Course, and has qualified both Officer of the Deck (Underway) and Tactical Action Officer.

He assumed the duties as Command Master Chief aboard USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64) in November 2012.

His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (eight awards), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Coast Guard Expeditionary Medal, and various other unit and campaign awards.