MCPO (FMF/AW/MCD/PJ) Sean M. Bailey
Command Master Chief
Master Chief Sean Bailey is a native of Slatington, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the Navy June 23, 1993 and attended Recruit Training in San Diego, California. Upon completion of basic training, he attended Hospital Corpsman School in San Diego, California.
Following completion of HM “A” School, he reported to Naval Hospital Great Lakes in 1994. Upon completion of his tour he attended Field Medical Service School in Camp Johnson, North Carolina and was stationed at 2nd Marine Division First Battalion Eighth Marines from July 1996 to July 1999. After deploying with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and participating in OPERATION SILVER WAKE he transferred to Boon Clinic in Virginia Beach, Virginia and served as a Hospital Corpsman from July 1999 to March 2001. From March 2001 to September 2002 he completed: Amphibious Reconnaissance Course in Fort Story Virginia, Marine Combat Diver and Amphib-Recon Dive Medicine in Panama City, Florida, the Special Operations Combat Medic Course in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Basic Airborne School in Fort Benning, Georgia.
In 2002 he was transferred to 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion in Okinawa, Japan. During this time he completed multiple training exercises in South East Asia deployed with the 31st MEU and in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. He returned to Fort Bragg in January 2005 and completed the Special Operations Independent Duty Corpsman Course in July 2005 and transferred to First Reconnaissance Battalion in Camp Pendleton, California. From 2005 to July 2009 deployed 3 times in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and was selected to Chief Petty Officer in 2007. In 2009 he transferred to 1st Marine Raider Battalion MARSOC, Camp Pendleton California. From 2009 to 2013 he deployed 2 times in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2011.
In March of 2013 he graduated from the Joint Special Operations Senior Enlisted Academy class 10. In October 2013, he reported as the Medical Department Leading Chief Petty Officer at Naval Support Facility Thurmont, Maryland. He was selected to the Command Senior Chief Program in February 2016 and transferred to Military Entrance and Processing Station, New Orleans, Louisiana. He was prompted to Command Master Chief in April 2016.
Master Chief Bailey holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis from Norwich University. His personal awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals with Valor, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, three Combat Action Ribbons and multiple campaign and unit awards.