COMMAND MASTER CHIEF
CMDCM (SW/AW/IDW) SHAWN ISBELL
Master Chief Isbell is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy in August 1993 and completed Basic Training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. He then attended FC “A” School at Naval Training Center Great Lakes followed by FC “C” school at Aegis Training and Readiness Center (ATRC), Dahlgren VA.
His first duty assignment was aboard USS Ticonderoga (CG 47) as an FCS/ORTS/400HZ technician and completed several deployments. Following his tour aboard the Ticonderoga in March 2000, he was assigned to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes where he trained more than 750 recruits and received his Master Training Specialist qualification. In August 2003, he returned to ATRC for additional training as an AEGIS Weapons System Technician and Combat Systems Maintenance Manager (CSMM). He reported aboard the USS Barry (DDG 52) in February 2004 as the CSMM and Combat Systems Leading Chief Petty Officer. In April 2006, he transferred to ATRC Dahlgren, VA and assumed the duties of Student Control Officer.
In 2008, he was advanced to Master Chief and was selected to the Command Master Chief Program. That May, he reported to Newport Rhode Island where he successfully completed Senior Enlisted Academy and the Command Master Chief / Chief of the Boat course. His Command Master Chief tours include: VFA-31from 2008 to 2010. Under his leadership the Tomcatters were awarded the 2009 Battle “E” and the Wade C. McClusky award. The United States Navy Ceremonial Guard, whose primary mission is to support Presidential, Joint Armed Services, Navy, and public ceremonies in the nation's capital from 2010 to 2012. He also served in an IA billet as the CMC of Task Group Trident, a force provider for the Detainee Facility in Parwan, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan from 2012-2013. He reported to USS New York in June 2013.
Master Chief Isbell’s personal decorations include; Meritorious Service Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four gold stars); Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three gold stars), Navy Good Conduct Medal (five awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; Recruit Division Commander Ribbon; Ceremonial Duty Ribbon and various unit awards. He is authorized to wear the Enlisted Surface Warfare, Enlisted Air Warfare and Information Dominance Warfare devices.
Master Chief Isbell’s educational accomplishments include an Associate of Arts degree from Coastline Community College. He is a graduate of Keystone Class 12-1.