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MCPO Jason A. Knupp(SW/AW/IDW)
Command Master Chief

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Master Chief Knupp grew up in Jennerstown, PA, graduated from North Star High School in 1989, and joined the U.S Navy in February 1991.

During his time in the Navy, he has served at Administrative Support Unit, Southwest Asia, Fujairah Air Logistics Detachment, Personnel Support Detachments, Treasure Island and New London, USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), Naval Surface Forces Atlantic, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/FIFTH Fleet, and as HSM-35’s, the “Magicians” first Command Master Chief.  During his tour at HSM-35, his Chief’s Mess won the 2013 MCPON Crowe Award as the best within COMHSMWINGPAC. 
Most recently he served as the Lead for U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Chief Petty Officer Training Team.
 
Master Chief Knupp currently serves as the Command Master Chief aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).
 
Master Chief Knupp’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal (s6), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4), and various unit and services awards. 
 
He has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice (Homeland Security) from Excelsior College.