Force Master Chief (SW/AW) Jack R. Callison
Force Master Chief Jack R. Callison was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. He enlisted in June 1987 immediately after graduating high school and attended Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois. Following boot camp, he attended Engineman Class “A” School at NTC Great Lakes, Illinois.
His previous assignments include: Machinery division Leading Petty Officer onboard USS Holland (AS 32) and Machinery division Leading Petty Officer onboard USS Alamagordo (ARDM 2) both homeported in Charleston, SC; Auxiliary division Leading Petty Officer onboard USS Ly Spear (AS 36) in Norfolk, VA; Material Leading Petty Officer at Caribbean Regional Operations Center located in Key West, Florida; Surface OPS Leading Chief Petty Officer, Security manager and Flag engineer at Commander, Carrier Group FOUR located in Norfolk, VA where he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer; Auxiliary division Leading Chief Petty Officer and Engineering Officer of the Watch onboard USS Arthur W. Radford (DD 968) homeported in Norfolk, VA; Senior engineer and Engineering department’s Leading Chief Petty Officer at Afloat Training Group Atlantic located in Norfolk, VA where he earned his certifications as Master Training Specialist (MTS), Afloat Training Specialist (ATS) and was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer; Engineering Departmental Leading Chief Petty Officer and Engineering Officer of the Watch onboard USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) homeported in Little creek, VA where he was selected to the Command Senior Chief Program and advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer.
In July 2007, Master Chief Callison was selected to the Navy’s Command Master Chief Program. His previous Command Master Chief tours include Strike Fighter Squadron 2 (VFA 2) homeported in Lemoore, CA, USS Normandy (CG 60) homeported in Norfolk, VA, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) homeported in Newport News, VA and then returned to Norfolk, VA, and Expeditionary Strike Group TWO located at Little Creek, Virginia Beach.
He currently serves as the Force Master Chief, for Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic.
His academic achievements include earning an associate’s degree, graduating the Senior Enlisted Academy and Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course. He is a graduate of the National Defense University’s Keystone course, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy’s Executive Leadership Symposium Course, and Navy Senior Leadership Seminar at the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA.
Master Chief Callison’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (5), Joint Service Achievement Award, the Navy Achievement Medal (2), and various campaign and service awards.