Command Master Chief (December 2013 - Present) 
QMCM Charles C. Thomas
Command Master Chief

Master Chief Charles C. Thomas is a native of Vernon, Alabama, graduated from Lamar County High School in 1991 and entered the Navy in June 1991 at Recruit Training Command in Orlando, Florida. He attended Quartermaster "A" School in Orlando, Florida.

His previous assignments have included Quartermaster onboard USS White Plains (AFS-4) home ported in Apra Harbor, Guam 1991-1995. He reported to USS Holland (AS-32) home ported in Apra Harbor, Guam 1995-1996. Upon successful completion of this tour he transferred to his first shore duty Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas 1996-1999. He then returned to sea duty onboard USS Russell (DDG-59) in 1999-2003 and it's during this tour that he was initiated into the CPO Mess. Following this tour he reported to Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific Pearl Harbor, HI from 2004-2007. He then returned to sea duty where he was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer onboard USS Crommelin (FFG-37) in Pearl Harbor, HI 2007-2011. He then reported to his current assignment at Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific in Pearl Harbor, HI as Topside Departmental Leading Chief Petty Officer and Underway Navigation Assessor, promoting to Master Chief Petty Officer. He now serves as the Command Master Chief.

Master Chief Thomas is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Class 2011-D, Flight 30 Gunter Annex, Alabama. He earned an Associate’s degree in Business Administration and Bachelor’s degree in Professional Aeronautic Minor Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal (one awards), navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal (four awards, and numerous individual, Campaign, and Unit awards.
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