CMDCM(SW/IW/EXW) Jeanette M. Hafer
Command Master Chief
CMDCM(SW/IDW/EXW) Jeanette M. Hafer hails from Chicago, Illinois. In March 1998, she reported for active duty at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes Illinois. After completing boot camp, Master Chief Hafer reported to Radioman ‘A’ School at Naval Technical Training Center Corry Station in Great Lakes, Illinois.
In October of 1998, she reported to Commander Naval Forces Korea in Seoul, Korea Naval as a Radioman (Seaman). In October 2000, she reported to USS RAINER (AOE-7) Bremerton, Washington where she worked as a work-center supervisor. In June of 2003, she reported to the Center for Information Dominance (CID) in Norfolk, Virginia where she served as an instructor and course manager for the Defense Messaging System (DMS). While onboard CID, she deployed as an Individual Augmentee (IA) to Combined Joint Task Force SEVEN (CJTF-7) Baghdad, Iraq. Additionally while stationed there in 2006 Master Chief Hafer was advanced to Chief Petty Officer.
In October of 2006, she reported to USS EMORY S LAND (AS-39) as the Information Systems Division Leading Chief Petty Officer. In October of 2007 she became the Operations Department Leading Chief Petty Officer onboard. In October of 2008, she reported to Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG) as the N63 Division Leading Chief Petty Officer. While stationed there in 2009 Master Chief Hafer was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer.
In August of 2011 she attended the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 162-Gold) where she was on the Dean's List and winner of the John A. Power Excellence in Communications Award. In October of 2011 she reported to EODMU FIVE located on Guam as the N2/N6 Department Leading Chief Petty Officer. In October of 2014 she reported to Expeditionary Strike Group Seven located on Okinawa, Japan as the Senior Enlisted Leader. While there she deployed onboard USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6) completing two pacific patrols. In May of 2015, she was promoted to Master Chief.
In April of 2016 she reported to Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee, serving as the IT rating lead detailer. In March 2017, she was selected for the Command Master Chief program. While assigned to NPC, she was augmented to the Office of Military Commissions serving the Chief Prosecutor located in Washington,DC. She completed her Bachelors of Science (with an emphasis in Workforce Education and Development) in 2017 from Southern Illinois University. She is a graduate of the CMDCM course #181, January 2018.
In February of 2018 she became the 11th CMDCM of USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG-51) out of Norfolk, VA.
CMDCM Hafer's awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation (five awards), Joint Service Achievement (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement (four awards), and other various unit and service awards.