Command Master Chief (August 5, 2014 - Present) 
CMDCM Chris Fitzgerald
Command Master Chief

Master Chief Chris Fitzgerald is a native of Jacksonville, NC. He enlisted in the Navy in April of 1993 as a Ship's Serviceman. He attended Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, IL, followed by SH "A" School in Meridian, MS.

Master Chief Fitzgerald's sea duty assignments include USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19), Yokosuka, Japan; USS CIMARRON (AO-177), Pearl Harbor, HI; USS EMORY S. LAND (AS-39), La Maddalena, Italy; USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG-93, plankowner), Pearl Harbor, HI; and USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76), San Diego, CA. His shore assignments include Recruiting Duty at NRD San Francisco and Instructor Duty at Naval Technical Training Center, Meridian, MS. His initial Command Master Chief tour was on USS CARTER HALL (LSD-50) in Little Creek, VA from August 2012- July 2014.

Master Chief Fitzgerald's personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6 awards) and various other unit and campaign awards. He is qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, Master Training Specialist, and Afloat Training Specialist.

Master Chief Fitzgerald earned his Associates of Arts degree from East Mississippi Junior College and is a graduate of the Navy's Senior
Enlisted Academy (Class 152 Gold) and CMC/COB capstone course.
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