|CMDCM (SCW) Austin P. Leedom
Command Master Chief (July 2008 - July 2011)
Command Master Chief Leedom joined the United States Navy in 1981, completed Recruit Training in Great Lakes, Illinois and “A” school in Gulfport, Mississippi.
His extensive list of duty stations started in Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Forty, Port Hueneme, California as a Steelworker in the Bravo Company Shop. Next he was assigned to the Thirty-First Naval Construction Regiment; his jobs included: LPO for Weapons and Combat Skills, Ammunition Technician and CPO/Officers Combat Skills Course Instructor. He deployed with COMCBPAC FORWARD in August of 1990 to Saudi Arabia and was selected to Chief Petty Officer in 1991. He went back to NMCB Forty and in 1992 deployed to Operation “Restore Hope” in the war torn country of Somalia.
In 1994 he reported to Naval Education & Training Program Management Support Activity as an Enlisted Advancement Examination Writer. He reported to NMCB Four in 1997 and for the next six years deployed numerous times and was assigned a myriad of duties to include the Training Chief, Air Detachment Chief, Quality Control Chief, Operations Chief and Company Chief. In 2002, he transferred to NAVSEA Headquarters where he was employed as an Inspector and Investigator in the Office of the Inspector General. In 2005, he reported to the Center for Personal and Professional Development in Yokosuka, Japan and performed the duties as the OIC of the Mobile Training Team where he traveled throughout the western pacific facilitating Navy Equal Opportunity Courses.
After completing his tour in Japan, Master Chief Leedom was assigned to be Command Master Chief of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four. After a 25 month tour he then reported to Amphibious Construction Battalion ONE where he is currently the Command Master Chief.
Command Master Chief’s decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation, Battle E Ribbon, and the Expert Pistol and Rifle Medals.