Senior Enlisted Leader (July 2013 - Present) 
CMDCM Ryan P. Burton
Senior Enlisted Leader

Master Chief Ryan P. Burton is a native of Bend, Oregon. He graduated from Redmond High School in 1992. He enlisted in the Navy in 1993.

He attended basic training at Navy Recruit Training Command San Diego, California and Aviation Ordnanceman “A” School in Millington, Tennessee. He was then assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Fifteen (HS-15) in Jacksonville, Florida and was part of Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CAG 17) attached the USS SARATOGA (CV-60). After the mighty warship USS SARATOGA returned from her final voyage, HS-15 was reassigned to support the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) Battle Group for its 1996 deployment. The squadron was then ordered to provide several exercises on board the USS EISENHOWER (CVN-69), USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73), trips to Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) located in the Bahamas. Master Chief Burton was selected for recruiting duty out of Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Portland, Oregon. He detached from NRD Portland in April of 2000 and reported aboard the USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70). In July 2001 he volunteered for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training pipeline and reported in December 2002 to EOD Mobile Unit ELEVEN Detachment Bangor located in Silverdale, Washington to prepare for training. He entered Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, Panama City Beach, Florida in February 2003.

Master Chief Burton’s tours of duty following Explosive Ordnance Disposal School were EOD Mobile Unit TWO where he deployed in support of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Army’s 321st Battalion to Al Anbar Province, Iraq twice (Hit and Ramadi). Additionally, he is the plank owner of EOD Mobile Unit TWELVE also located on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, VA, where he deployed as both a Platoon and Company Leading Chief Petty Officer to Baquba and Tikrit, Iraq. Master Chief Burton transferred in May 2010 to EOD Training and Evaluation Unit TWO, Ft. Story, Virginia where he was assigned as Training Department Leading Chief Petty Officer until September 2013. He is currently stationed at Mine Counter Measure Squadron FIVE / CTF-52 in Manama, Bahrain where he is the Command Master Chief.

His awards include Bronze Star (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards, one with combat “V”), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6 awards), and several Unit and Campaign awards.

Master Chief Burton has completed the Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy located in Tampa Bay, FL and the Command Master Chief / Chief of the Boat Course of Instruction.
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