USS Milius
“Others Before Myself”
(May 17, 2016 - Present)
CMDCM(SW/AW) Jason Pick
Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief Jason Pick is a native of Pomona, CA and graduated from Pomona High School in 1996. In February 1997, he enlisted in the United States Navy and attended Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. Upon completion of RTC, he attended Basic Airman Apprenticeship training at Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL.

In June 1997, he reported aboard the USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) and was assigned to Air Department, V-1 Division as a flight deck Plane Handler, and a Crash and Salvage Hot Suitman. In February 1999, he reported aboard the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72), and was assigned to the hangar deck as an Aircraft Director, and Bay Petty Officer. During his tour aboard LINCOLN, he was promoted to ABH3 and ABH3, and completed his first Western Pacific/ Arabian Gulf Deployment. In March 2002, he transferred to the USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) and completed their final deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the war on terrorism.

In June 2003, Master Chief Pick reported to his only shore duty tour as an instructor at Training Support Center San Diego, assigned to the Center of Naval Engineering as an Aviation Firefighting Instructor. In his three years as an instructor, he was promoted to ABH1, and earned his Master Training Specialist. In 2004 he was selected as the Center of Naval Engineering Instructor of the Year.

In July 2006, he reported aboard the USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) as the V-3 Division LPO and the V-3 LCPO. During his tour aboard NIMITZ he completed three Western Pacific Deployments, and a Docked Planned Incremental Availability in Bremerton, WA. He was also advanced to Chief and Senior Chief during that Period.

In October 2011, he attended the Senior Enlisted Academy and reported to the USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) in January 2012. Aboard REAGAN he advanced to Master Chief and was the Air Department LCPO. During his four year tour, he completed the 2014 Rim of the Pacific exercise and prepared REAGAN for the first in history three carrier hull swap with WASHINGTON and THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

Master Chief Pick’s decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4th Award), and the Good Conduct Award (6th Award), as well as various service, unit and campaign awards.
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