CMDCM (SW) Yves Raynaud
Command Master Chief
Command Master Chief Raynaud’s family hails from Port Au Prince, Haiti and he was raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He graduated from Plantation High School in 1987 and immediately entered the U.S. Navy.
Master Chief Raynaud received recruit training and Gas Turbine Systems Technician Electrical (GSE) “A” school at Great Lakes, Il. His first duty assignment was Assault Craft Unit Five, at Camp Pendleton, California. Other assignments include USS Curts (FFG-38), USS Vincennes (CG-49), USS Mitscher (DDG-57), Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific, and the Center for Personal and Professional Development. Throughout his tours, Master Chief Raynaud served as the Senior Enlisted Advisor at the Center for Personal and Professional Development, Engineering Department Leading Chief Petty Officer onboard USS Vincennes and USS Mitscher, and was the Sailor of the Year at Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific.
Master Chief Raynaud was advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer in June 2005 and selected as a Command Master Chief in April 2008. Upon completion of the Senior Enlisted Academy and the Command Master Chief Course, he reported to the USS Ponce in October 2008. While aboard USS Ponce, Command Master Chief Raynaud completed two 5th and 6th Fleet AOR deployments. Command Master Chief Raynaud reported to USS Gravely in September 2011.
Master Chief Raynaud’s personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Achievement Medal (three awards), Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist insignia, and Master Training Specialist.