Master Chief James’ sea duty assignments include VQ-5 (SEA SHADOWS) NAS North Island, VF-213 (BLACKLIONS) NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA, USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) where she was promoted to Chief Petty Officer and deployed in Middle East, the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations, USS GEORGE W. BUSH (CVN-77), where she served as AIMD Production Control Leading Chief Petty Officer, VFA-27(ROYAL MACES), Atsugi, Japan which was attached to USS RONALD REGAN (CVN-76) which she was highly engaged in the hull swap with USS GEORGE WASHINGTON(CVN-73).
Ashore, Master Chief James served at AIMD, Support Equipment Division in San Diego, CA, HS-10 (WARHAWKS) NAS North Island, San Diego, CA, SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic Norfolk, VA, VRC-40 (RAWHIDES) Norfolk, VA as the Maintenance Senior Chief. In January 2017 she was assigned to Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Group (CPRG), OOMA Class desk Norfolk, VA, where she was selected as a Command Senior Chief then selected to Command Master Chief.
Master Chief James is currently serving as the Command Master Chief onboard USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), Norfolk, VA. She is a graduate of U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class #179) and Command Leadership, CMC/COB Course (Class #182).
Her decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal (7 awards) and various unit and campaign awards.