USS Cowpens
"The Mighty Moo"
CMC (Relieved August 2012) 
Command Master Chief Bryan K. Hawkins
Command Master Chief (Relieved August 2012)

Command Master Chief Bryan K. Hawkins graduated in 1987 from Harry Ellis High School in Richmond, California. He enlisted under the delayed entry program in January 1987. Immediately after graduating high school, he enlisted as a Seaman Recruit, completing Recruit Training and Radioman “A” and “C” Schools in San Diego, California.

His duty assignments include:

Master Chief’s first duty assignment was onboard the USS Cochran (DDG 21) and other assignments have included USS Hewitt (DD 966), NAVCOMTELSTA Yokosuka Japan, USNS Pecos (T-OA 197), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), USS Vandergrift (FFG 48), USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) and Defense Information Systems Pacific where he served as Systems Control Officer (SCO) and acting Command Master Chief.

He is a graduate from the U.S. Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 121, Green) and Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course in Newport, RI. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems management from Grantham University.

Command Master Chief Hawkins reported to USS COWPENS in July 2009. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medals (3), Navy Achievement Medals (2), Good Conduct Medals (5), Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and numerous campaign and unit awards.

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USS Cowpens (CG 63) hosted 120 sixth grade students from Yokosuka Middle School as a part of Team Cowpens
USS Cowpens
USS Cowpens conducts engineering operational testing
The officers and crew of USS Cowpens (CG 63) pose for a group photo under the ship at at Yokosuka's dry dock six
Lt. Kermit Jones greets children from the Fujisawa City Misono Orphanage during a community relations project sponsored by Cowpe
Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force ships sail in formation.
USS COWPENS (CG 63)
Vice Admiral Van Buskirk Visits Cowpens
Cowpens Takes a Break in Saipan
Frocking Ceremony
Talisman Sabre 2011 Exercise
Sailors hoist ship colors during special sea and anchor detail aboard USS Cowpens (CG 63) as the ship is moored in Laem Chabang
USS Cowpens (CG 63) Conducts Mk-45 Calibration Live-fire Exercise Underway
USS Cowpens in Busan, Republic of Korea for a port visit
USS Cowpens Gunner's Mate 1st Class Russell Rotolo demonstrates the proper handling and firing procedures of the M-16 A3 rifle
USS Cowpens (CG 63) Visits Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy Sailors
USS Cowpens Sailors Promote Good Will at Hong Kong School
USS Cowpens (cg63)
Rear Adm. Haley shakes hands with Cryptologic Technician Maintenance First Class Ateko Lawson.
Vice Adm. Hunt salutes as he crosses the quarterdeck during a visit to Cowpens.
USS Cowpens (CG 63) and family members pose in front of the Cowpens Ikego Friendship Day Festival booth.
USS Cowpens in formation with Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Ballarat, and USS George Washington

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