USS Lake Champlain
Ingenuity - Daring - Discipline
Octrober 16 - Present
CMDCM(SW/AW) Danielle K. Gunsett
Command Master Chief

Master Chief Petty Officer (SW/AW) Danielle K. Gunsett, a native of Indiana, graduated and joined the Navy in 1994 reporting to Orlando, Florida for basic training. She subsequently graduated from the Senior Enlisted Academy Class 137 (Purple) in 2008, St. Leo University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2010, and the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat course in 2016.

In December 1997, she was honorably separated from active duty and joined the Individual Ready Reserves. In March 1998, she reenlisted for four years and returned to active duty.

Originally a Personnelman, she completed A school in Meridian, Mississippi before reporting to her first assignment. Her sea tours include USS Cape Cod (AD 43), USS Frank Cable (AS 40), USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), and the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

Shore assignments have included the White House Communications Agency Washington DC, where she made Chief Petty Officer in 2005, Chief Petty Officer-in-Charge of Personnel Support Detachment Misawa Japan, and a Facilitator at the US Navy’s Senior Enlisted Academy Newport, Rhode Island.

Her personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), and various other service and unit awards.


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