|CMDCM(EWS/DSW/SW) Chad L. Harris
Senior Enlisted Leader
Master Chief Harris is a native of Wisconsin and enlisted in the Navy in July 1992. Upon completion of Hull Maintenance Technician "A" School he transferred to the USS CAPE COD (AD-43) where he served as a high pressure welder while deployed to the Pacific theater. In 1995, Master Chief Harris attended Second Class Diver training at Naval Diving and Salvage Training Command, Panama City, FL for 6 months and was assign to the USS MCKEE (AS-41) as a Second Class Diver; also deployed in the Pacific Theater. In 1997, he was selected for First Class Diver training at Naval Diving and Salvage Training Command, Panama City, FL and was then assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit FIVE in Guam where he worked in the command’s diving locker.
Mid 2001, Master Chief Harris entered the EOD training pipeline. Upon graduation in 2002, he transferred to EOD Mobile Unit EIGHT, Sigonella, Sicily completing a four year tour as Team Member, Team Leader, and Leading Petty Officer on three different platoons with three deployments in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. In 2006, Master Chief Harris transferred to EOD Training and Evaluation Unit TWO, Virginia Beach, VA where he served as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Homemade Explosives instructor. In 2009, he transferred to Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), Crystal City, VA where he completed his first tour in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. From there Master Chief Harris transferred to EOD Mobile Unit TWELVE, Virginia Beach, VA and led two platoons and completed his second tour in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Also, while assigned to EOD Mobile Unit TWELVE, he served as the Readiness and Training Department Leading Chief Petty Officer, Operations Department Leading Chief Petty Officer, and the Command Master Chief where he deployed in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.
In 2015, Master Chief Harris transferred to EOD Mobile Unit TWO where he served as the Command Master Chief and deployed again in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. He is currently serving as the Command Master Chief at COMCMRON FIVE/CTF-52. His personal awards include: Bronze Star Medal (3), Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (2), Navy Achievement Medal (3), and numerous unit and personal awards.