USS Hopper (DDG 70)
"Amazing Grace"
Command Master Chief (June 6, 2014 - Present) 
CMDCM(SW/AW) Augustine C. Cooper
Command Master Chief

Master Chief Cooper is from Saginaw, MI and grew up in Norman, OK. He enlisted in the United States Navy in August 1992. Following completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL he reported to Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL, where he completed apprenticeship training.

Upon graduation he reported for duty onboard the USS CAMDEN (AOE 2), homeported in Bremerton, WA as an undesignated Seaman attached to Deck Department. He earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualification, completed two Western Pacific deployments, and advanced to Yeoman Second Class.

His fleet assignments include Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron FOUR, (VQ-4), Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City, OK, Expeditionary Strike Group SEVEN, Okinawa, Japan, where he earned his Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist designation, and Electronic Attack Squadron ONE THREE TWO, (VAQ-132), NAS Whidbey Island, WA. In addition, Master Chief Cooper completed shore assignments at Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, and as the Washington D.C./Millington, TN Shore Special Programs Detailer, Naval Personnel Command, Millington, TN.

Master Chief Cooper holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Psychology from Florida A&M University, Magna Cum Laude. He is also a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 159 Gold) and the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course (Class 130).

Master Chief Cooper’s decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and various unit and campaign awards.
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