USS JAMES E WILLIAMS


CMDCM Asa Worcester 
Command Master Chief 

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Master Chief Petty Officer Worcester enlisted in the Navy in 1993 immediately after graduating high school.

Worcester completed Recruit Training Command, followed by Gunner’s Mate “A” school in Great Lakes, IL. He reported to the USS PORT ROYAL(CG-73), in September, 1994. Master Chief Worcester also served on the following ships; USS PAUL F. FOSTER (DD-964), USS ELROD (FFG-55), USS KAUFFMAN (FFG-59), USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69), and a second tour on USS ELROD. While serving in PAUL F. FOSTER, he attained his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist designation. He served as Leading Petty Officer of Combat Gunnery Division in USS ELROD and was selected for advancement to Chief Petty Officer in 2004. He transferred to USS KAUFFMAN where he served as Combat Gunnery Division Leading Chief Petty Officer. On USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69), he served as G2 Armory Division and Assistant Weapons Department Leading Chief Petty Officer, where he was selected for advancement to Senior Chief, earned his Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist designation, and was selected to serve as USS ELROD’s Command Senior Chief, during which time was selected for advancement to Master Chief.

Worcester served in two successful Instructor tours at Naval Gunnery School in Great Lakes, IL, from 1999 to 2002 as MK 13 Guided Missile Launching System Instructor and then from 2006 to 2009. During his second tour in Great Lakes, he served as Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit, Great Lakes, Combat Systems “A” Schools Leading Chief Petty Officer. Master Chief Worcester attended the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy in 2009, where he was named to the Dean’s List for academic excellence. In 2012, he attended the Command Leadership, Chief of the Boat and Command Master Chief School.

Worcester’s awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Navy Rifle and Pistol Expert Medals, and various unit and campaign decorations.