CMDCM (SW/AW) Lawrence M. Riccitiello
Command Master Chief
Master Chief Riccitiello is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. He entered the Navy in March 1984 and attended basic training at Recruit Training Command San Diego, California.
Master Chief Riccitiello's sea tours include the USS Samuel Gompers (AS-37) where he advanced to Boatswain's Mate Second Class and deployed twice to the Western Pacific, the USS Peleliu (LHA-5) where he deployed once to the Western Pacific, the USS Mobile (LKA-115), the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) where he advanced to Boatswain's Mate First Class, the USS Tarawa (LHA-1) where he was deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, the USS Cape St. George (CG-71) where he was selected to Chief Boatswain's Mate, the USS Hayler (DD-997) where he deployed to the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian Gulf, the USS Austin (LPD-4) deploying to the Mediterranean Sea, the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) where he was selected to Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the USS Ponce (LPD-15) deploying twice to the Arabian Gulf. He graduated the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 120-Brown) in October 2005 and then reported to the USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) where he was selected to Master Chief Boatswain's and deployed to the Arabian Gulf and the Horn of Africa. Upon selection into the Command Master Chief Program and completion of hte CMC/COB Course (Class 044) in Newport, Rhode Island he reported to the USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) as the ship's Command Master Chief where he deployed to the Horn of Africa and South America. In November 2010 he reported to PCU Arlington LPD-24.
Master Chief Riccitiello's only shore tour was at Naval Brig Norfolk (on the good side).
Command Master Chief Riccitiello has earned the Surface and Aviation Warfare Specialist (SW/AW) qualifications. His personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), Navy Good Conduct (seven awards), and numerous campaign and unit awards.