USS ARLINGTON (LPD 24)


CMDCM (SS) Brian J. McDonough
Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief (SS) Brian J. McDonough joined the Navy on December 27, 1990. In March 1991, he completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois and received orders to Basic Enlisted Submarine School and Electronics Technician (ET) “A” and “C” schools in Groton, Connecticut.

Early tours as a Submarine Navigation Electronics Technician included USS SAN FRANCISCO (SSN 711) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, qualifying in Submarines; Deep Submergence Unit Detachment MYSTIC (DSRV 1), earning the Deep Submergence Insignia and SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific in San Diego, California.

Selected to Chief Petty Officer in 2002, he served as the Navigation Division Chief aboard USS SALT LAKE CITY (SSN 716) from 2003 to 2006 and qualified as Assistant Navigator. After a successful tour as First LT at Naval Base Point Loma, and advancing to Senior Chief, he was selected as a Chief of the Boat and served as COB aboard USS JEFFERSON CITY (SSN 759) from April 2008 to April 2011, completing a highly successful 5th Fleet deployment and advancing to Master Chief.

Selected to the CMC program in 2011, he served as Command Master Chief of Naval Base Point Loma from August 2011 to December 2013, and is currently serving as Command Master Chief aboard USS ARLINGTON (LPD 24).

Master Chief McDonough is a graduate of the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course in 2008, the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 161 Brown) in 2011, and the KEYSTONE Joint Senior Enlisted Leadership Course in July 2013. Master Chief McDonough is authorized to wear Silver Submarine Dolphins, Silver Deep Submergence Insignia, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and various campaign and service ribbons.