MCPO(SW/AW/SS) Brett T. Menne
Command Master Chief
Master Chief (SW/AW/SS) Brett Menne hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota and enlisted in the Navy in March of 1992. After graduating from the Nuclear Training pipeline, he reported to the USS MARYLAND (SSBN 738) (BLUE) where he earned his Submarine Warfare designation and completed nine strategic-deterrent patrols.
Following his initial sea tour, he reported to Nuclear Power Training Unit, Ballston Spa, New York as an instructor. During his tour, he qualified as a Master Training Specialist and advanced to Petty Officer First Class and Chief Petty Officer. After his shore tour, Master Chief Menne reported to the USS MINNEAPOLIS-SAINT PAUL (SSN 708) as the Machinery Division Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO), where he conducted an extended overseas deployment. Upon conclusion of this tour, he converted rate to Engineman.
Master Chief Menne accepted orders to USS ANZIO (CG 68) as the Auxiliary Division LCPO. During his time on ANZIO he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist designation, assumed the duties as the Main Propulsion Division LCPO and conducted a seven-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf.
After ANZIO, he accepted orders to USS FORREST SHERMAN (DDG 98) as the Auxiliary Division LCPO. While on FORREST SHERMAN, he advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer, participated in two JOINT WARRIOR deployments, conducted an extended overseas deployment off the Horn of Africa and served as Engineering Department LCPO.
Master Chief Menne’s follow-on orders were to USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) as the Reactor Auxiliaries Division LCPO. While on IKE, he was selected into the Command Senior Chief program, earned his Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist designation and completed a six-month overseas deployment to the Arabian Gulf.
At the conclusion of his tour on IKE, he attended and graduated the Senior Enlisted Academy class 171 (Khaki) and the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Command Leadership course Class 13060. His Command Senior Chief tour was with NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget Sound, and during this tour he advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer.
Master Chief Menne reported to USS WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD-41) in June of 2015. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Good Conduct Medal (seven awards), and various personal, campaign and unit awards.