CMDCM (SW) Brian J. Dunn
Command Master Chief

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CMC Dunn was born in Jeannette, PA. He graduated from Oil City High School in 1992 and completed his Associates Degree for Computer Aided Drafting and Design in 1994. He enlisted in the Navy in 1996 and reported to Great Lakes, IL for Recruit Training and Electronics Technician “A” school.

His first duty assignment was Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine where he was promoted to Second Class Petty Officer. In 2000, he reported to Naval Special Warfare Unit TEN in Rota, Spain where he completed several Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) deployments and advanced to First Class Petty Officer. In 2004, he reported to Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Keesler in Gulfport, Mississippi, where he earned his Master Training Specialist and was selected as the Command Sailor of the Year.

At sea, Command Master Chief Dunn was part of the commissioning crew of USS FARRAGUT (DDG-99), and was also temporarily assigned to USS BAINBRIDGE (DDG-96). While onboard USS FARRAGUT, he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualification and was advanced to Chief Petty Officer. In 2007, he reported to USS WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD-41), conducted a GWOT Surge Deployment and was awarded the AFCEA Leadership Award. In 2009, he transferred to Naval Air Technical Training Center Pensacola, Florida and earned his Bachelor Degree in Electronics Engineering. He was selected for the Command Senior Chief program in 2012 and was promoted to Master Chief later the same year. After attending the CMC/COB course, Master Chief Dunn reported to the USS McFAUL (DDG 74) in October, 2012 as the Command Master Chief. Master Chief Dunn is a graduate of KEYSTONE Class 14-2.

Command Master Chief Dunn's personal awards include; the Navy Commendation Medal (Four Awards), Navy Achievement Medal (Seven Awards), Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal (Seven Awards), and various other medals and unit awards.