|CMDCM(SW/AW/EXW) Patrick P. Otis
Command Master Chief
CMDCM(SW/AW/EXW) Otis, a native of Middlebury Vermont, enlisted in the Navy in 1995. Upon completion of recruit training and the GSM pipeline, he reported to his first command, Assault Craft Unit Five(ACU-5). During this tour, he qualified as Maintenance Turn Engineer, Deck Mechanic, Surface Warfare, and Aviation Warfare.
In 2000 after attending basic instructor, he reported to ACU-5 Training Department. While at ACU-5, he was selected as Sailor of the Year 2003.
In 2003, he transferred to Okinawa, Japan, and reported to Commander Fleet Activities Okinawa (CFAO). He was awarded Senior Sailor of the Quarter prior to transferring to Guantanamo Bay Cuba.
In 2006, he reported to MOBSECRON TWO and was charged with creating Helicopter Visit Board and Seizure teams for Navy Expeditionary Combat Command’s (NECC). While attached to MOBSECRON TWO, he was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer, qualified and managed the expeditionary warfare program.
In 2010, he assumed duties as Command Senior Chief for Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO ZERO (VX-20). He was advanced to Master Chief, and selected to be a Command Master Chief.
In 2014 he was selected to serve as Command Master Chief for USS BENFOLD (DDG 65) stationed in San Diego, California. He brought the 246 Sailor crew and families to Yokosuka Japan in 2015 for their home port shift.