|CMDCM(SW/AW) Everett McKenzie Mays|
Command Master Chief (February 2010 - February 2012)
Upon graduating from the Redford High School, Master Chief Mays enlisted in the Navy in January 1985 and completed Recruit Training at RTC Great Lakes, IL followed by Engineman Class “A” & “C” School at NTC, Great Lakes, IL.
His shore assignments include: Naval Security Group Hanza, Torri Station, Okinawa Japan; Miramar Security Department, NAS Miramar, CA; Navy Recruiting District Michigan, Detroit, MI. He served as Recruiter-in-Charge of Navy Recruiting Station Dearborn, MI where he was promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
His sea duty assignments include: USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19), as a member of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) , Yokosuka, Japan; Assault Craft Unit One (ACU 1) at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, CA where he served as Chief Engineer completing Pacific/Indian Ocean deployments on board USS DENVER (LPD 9), where he earned his ESWS pin, USS PELELIU (LHA 5), USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3) and USS ANCHORAGE (LSD-36); USS MOUNT VERNON (LSD-39) San Diego, CA where he served as Auxiliaries Division Leading Petty Officer; USS BOXER (LHD-4), where he served, as Auxiliaries Division Leading Chief and earning his EAWS pin; COMPHIBGRUTHREE where he served as the Senior Diesel Engineer Assessor for 14 Amphibious ships in San Diego, CA; USS COMSTOCK (LSD 45) where he served as the Engineering Department Leading Chief and received his third EOOW Letter; USS MAKIN-ISLAND (LHD-8) as Auxiliaries Leading Chief where he attained the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer.
He was selected into the Command Master Chief Program and is currently assigned to USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52).
Master Chief Mays is a graduate of U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, (Class 130-khaki) and CMC/COB course (Class 67). His personal awards include: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards) and various unit and campaign awards.