|CMDCM(EWS/EXW/SW/AW) Anthony J. Schmit
Senior Enlisted Leader
Master Chief Schmit, born and raised in Flushing, MI, entered the Navy in May of 1995. After successful completion basic training, he was stationed onboard the USS ESSEX (LHD-2) home ported in San Diego from 1996-1999. While there, he screened for Explosive Ordnance Disposal training and took orders to Naval Dive and Salvage Training Center in Panama City, FL for EOD Diver Training.
Upon graduating Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician School in Eglin, FL, Master Chief Schmit was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit THREE in San Diego, CA from September 2001 until October 2006. During his time at EODMU THREE, he completed three deployments as the LPO and LCPO leading EOD teams into Iraq supporting Naval Special Warfare and Task Force TROY. In October 2006, he reported to EOD Training and Evaluation Unit ONE and spent the next three years preparing EOD teams in support of the Global War on Terror and qualified as a Master Training Specialist. In October 2009, Master Chief Schmit received orders back to EODMU THREE. As the LCPO he led an NSW platoon successfully deploying to Iraq in December 2011 and then a Company deploying to Northern Afghanistan in November 2012.
Master Chief Schmit’s next duty assignment was to CTF-56 in Bahrain as the Operations Master Chief from October 2013-2014. That assignment was followed by Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit ONE, and took over as Operations Department LCPO. In February 2016, he reported to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit SIX as the Command Master Chief.
Master Chief Schmit is an Honor Graduate of the Navy’s Senior Enlisted Academy. Also, he completed the Command Leadership School and Command Master Chief course (Class 148). He is a qualified Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, Naval Parachutist, Expeditionary Warfare Specialist, Surface Warfare Specialist, and Aviation Warfare Specialist. His personal decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), Army Achievement Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon.