USS Chosin
War Dragon
December 5, 2017 - Present
Senior Chief Hua
Senior Enlisted Leader

Senior Chief Dien Chinh Hua was born in Bac Lieu, Vietnam and grew up in Dallas, Texas. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in April 1998, completing Basic Training in Great Lakes, Illinois. He served as an Electrician’s Mate from 1998 to 2002. In 2002, he converted to Gas Turbine Electrician Technician. In 2012, he was selected to Chief Petty Officer and advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2015.

Senior Chief Hua’s sea duty includes service in USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) in San Diego, CA from 1998 to 2002 as a catapult and flight deck lighting electrician where he deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1999 and 2001. He served in USS HAYLER (DD 997) in Norfolk, VA from 2002 to 2003 as a member of the de-commissioning crew. As a Gas Turbine Electrician, he served in USS BULKELEY (DDG 84) in Norfolk, VA from 2003 to 2006, where he deployed to Persian Gulf in 2004. He served in USS ANTIETAM (CG 54) in San Diego, CA from 2009 to 2012 and in USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53) in San Diego, CA from 2012 to 2014.

Senior Chief Hua’s shore duty includes service in Basic Engineering Common Core (BECC) in Great Lakes, IL from 2006 to 2009 as an Instructor. He also served with Afloat Training Group in San Diego, CA from 2014 to 2017 as a Gas Turbine Training Team Leader.

Senior Chief Hua is currently serving as USS CHOSIN’s Senior Enlisted Leader. His personal decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal (1 award), Navy Achievement Medal (7 awards) and various unit and campaign awards.


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