USS MCFAUL


CMDCM (SW) Brian J. Dunn

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Command Master Chief Petty Officer Brian J. 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 January of 1996 and reported to Great Lakes 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, Dunn then reported to Naval Special Warfare Unit Ten in Rota Spain where he completed numerous Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Deployments and was advanced to First Class Petty Officer.

In 2004 he reported to Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Kessler in Gulfport Mississippi, where he earned his Master Training Specialist and was selected as the Command Sailor of the Year.

He then reported to PRECOMMISIONING UNIT FARRAGUT in October of 2005 and was temporarily assigned to USS BAINBRIGDE (DDG-96). He later commissioned USS FARRUAGUT (DDG-99) on June 10, 2006. While onboard he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and was advanced to Chief Petty Officer.

Dunn was then assigned to USS WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD-41) in February 2007 and conducted a GWOT surge deployment. While on board, he earned the AFCEA Outstanding Leadership Award and graduated from the Navy’s Senior Enlisted Academy Class 144 Blue Group.

In April 2009, he transferred to Naval Air Technical Training Center Pensacola Florida and earned is 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, he reported to the USS MCFAUL (DDG 74) in October 2012.

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.