USS LABOON


CMDCM(SW) Thormod J. Forseth 
Command Master Chief

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CMDCM(SW) Thormod Forseth is a native of Billings, Montana and graduated from Skyview High School in June 1994. He enlisted in the Navy in December 1995 and attended Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, IL.

After completing electronics training and Firecontrol “A” and “C” schools, he reported to Pre-Commissioning Unit PEARL HARBOR (LSD-52) in Avondale, LA for his first sea duty assignment.  During this assignment, he was selected and temporarily assigned as a member of the all Navy baseball team in 2001.   He reported to PCU Green Bay in Norfolk, VA in May 2005 but the delivery of the Ship was delayed by Hurricane Katrina.  He was re-trained as an Aegis Systems Supervisor and a Combat Systems Maintenance Manager then was forward deployed to the USS CHANCELORSVILLE (CG-62) stationed in Yokosuka, Japan.

After completing a successful crew swap he remained in Japan on the USS SHILOH (CG-67).  Master Chief Forseth also deployed on the USS STOUT (DDG-55) operating in 6th Fleet from March through May of 2011. 

Ashore, Master Chief was selected for the home town recruiting program in 2001 and served at Navy Recruiting Station Billings, MT.  In 2009 he reported to Commander Naval Surface Force Atlantic Norfolk,VA and served as the Force Firecontrolman and Force Ballistic Missile Defense Supervisor.

Master Chief Forseth earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare qualification in May 1998 onboard the USS PEARL HARBOR (LSD-52) and graduated from the Senior Enlisted Academy Class 126 in August 2006.   He holds an Associate’s degree in general education from Central Texas College. He graduated in March 2012 from the CMC/COB Course and immediately reported to USS LABOON (DDG 58) as the Command Master Chief.

Master Chief Forseth’s military decorations include the Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal (five awards), and various service and campaign awards.