|CMDCM (SW/SCW/AW) Damon L. Anthony
Command Master Chief (March 2010 - March 2013)
Master Chief Anthony enlisted in the Navy, and attended basic training at Recruit Training Command (RTC), Orlando, FL, in 1985. Following graduation from Quartermaster “A” school, he reported to USS DAHLGREN (DDG 43) in Norfolk, VA. After his initial sea tour, he transferred to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 1989, where he served as a dispatcher in the Port Control Division of the Harbor Operations Department. Returning to the Tidewater area in 1991, he reported aboard USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56) as the Leading Quartermaster. In 1993, he transferred to the Naval Amphibious School, Little Creek, Virginia, where he was assigned as a Navy Leadership (NAVLEAD) Facilitator. He was selected for advancement to Chief Petty Officer in 1994.
His next tour took him to USS ELLIOT (DD 967) homeported in San Diego, CA, in 1996, where he served as the Nav/Admin Department Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO). He was advanced to Senior Chief in 1999. Following his tour in ELLIOT, he reported to Commander, Submarine Squadron ELEVEN in 2000, where he was assigned as Craftmaster of the Torpedo Weapons Retriever SWAMP FOX (TWR 821). He was promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer in 2002. From 2002 until 2005, Master Chief Anthony served as the Senior Navigation Instructor, and Topside Warfare Department (N80) LCPO at Afloat Training Group, Pacific (ATGPAC), San Diego. He returned to sea in the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) in 2005, again as the Navigation Department LCPO. He was selected to the Command Master Chief program in 2007, transferred to Amphibious Construction Battalion ONE in Coronado, CA, and followed this assignment with orders to Naval Beach Group ONE in Coronado, where he is currently serving as CMC.
CMDCM Anthony is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 132, and he is qualified as an Enlisted Surface, Seabee Combat Warfare, and Aviation Warfare Specialist. His awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (6), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4), as well as various unit and campaign awards.