USS BENFOLD (DDG 65)
ONWARD WITH VALOR
Command Master Chief (November 1, 2014 - Present) 
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. During this tour, he qualified as Maintenance Turn Engineer, Deck Mechanic, Surface Warfare, Aviation Warfare, and qualified up to Section Leader. While at ACU-5, he completed multiple ‘West-Pac’s” pre-deployment work ups and was advanced to Petty Officer Second Class before transferring in 2001.

After attending basic instructor, he reported to Assault Craft Unit Five Training Department. As Lead Maintenance Turn Engineer, Deck Mechanic Instructor, he qualified and instructed over 200 personnel. While at ACU-5, he was selected as Sailor of the Year.

In 2003, he transferred to Master at Arms “A” School in San Diego, California, where he was awarded “Top Cop”. He arrived in Okinawa, Japan, and reported to Commander Fleet Activities Okinawa (CFAO). He qualified as Patrolman, Dispatch, and Watch Commander. As Leading Petty Officer of the Security Department, he was responsible for 128 Sailors, 15 local nationals, three bases, six controlled entrance points, and three piers. He was awarded Senior Sailor of the Quarter prior to transferring to Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), Cuba.

After attending Detainee Operations School and Combat Medical Training School, he was assigned to Joint Task Force Navy Expeditionary Guard GTMO. As Sergeant of the Guard, he was responsible for over 500 detainees and 60 guard personnel. At this time, he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer.

In 2006, he reported to Mobile Security Detachment Twenty One and became the LCPO for Harbor Boat Security and Ground Mission. Upon his return from multiple mission sets in Panama, Cuba, and various other countries, he was tasked with creating and executing the Helicopter Visit Board and Seizure Mission for Navy Expeditionary Combat Command’s (NECC) first level three team. While attached to MOBSECRON TWO, he was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer, qualified and managed the expeditionary warfare program. As LCPO he completed multiple joint service and country operations.

In 2009 after attending Senior Enlisted Academy, Newport, Rhode Island, he was assigned as Command Senior Advisor at VQ-4 Detachment Patuxent River, Maryland, and led 165 Sailors, re-qualified as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist. In 2010, he was accepted into the Command Senior Chief Program.

Upon completion of the Senior Enlisted Academy in March 2011, MACS Otis assumed duties as Command Senior Chief for Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO ZERO (VX-20) where he was promoted to CMDCM in 2014.

His personal awards include two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, five Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, three Good Conduct Medals, Pistol and Rifle Medals, and various unit awards.
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