USS Higgins
First to Fight!
CMDC(SW/AW) Bobby A. Maddox
CMDC(SW/AW) Bobby A. Maddox
Command Master Chief (November 2009 - November 2011)

Master Chief Petty Officer Bobby A. Maddox enlisted in the United States Navy in August of 1984. Following Basic Training, he attended AQ “A” School in Millington, TN and upon graduation from “A” School in October of 1985, laterally converted to the FC rating. He reported to his first duty assignment, USS MISSOURI (BB-63), home ported in Long Beach, California in November of 1985 followed by an assignment to USS KNOX (FF-1052) in January of 1990, also berthed in Long Beach.

His first shore duty assignment began at Naval Ordnance Center, Seal Beach, Fallbrook Detachment in January of 1992. At completion of that tour Master Chief reported to USS ANTIETAM (CG-54) in July of 1995 as a MK 86 Gunfire Control System Technician. He spent five years onboard ANTIETAM and next reported to ATG Pacific, San Diego (N7 Department) in October of 2000 where he helped develop and implement shipboard Objective Based Training scenarios. During that assignment, he was also selected to attend the U.S. Air Force Senior Non-commissioned Officer Academy, completing the course in July of 2001.

His next duty assignment was to Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego in June of 2004, where he served as LCPO for Command Support Services Department. He terminated the shore duty assignment in July of 2006, one year early, to report to USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) where he served as both the Weapons Department and Combat Systems Department LCPO.

He was selected into the Command Master Chief Program in February of 2009 and subsequently completed the Command Master Chief Course in Newport, Rhode Island, graduating in March of 2009.

Master Chief Maddox is authorized to wear the Enlisted Surface and Air Warfare Specialist Designations. His personal awards include: the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (six awards) as well as numerous unit awards.



Sailing Through a Lightning Storm
USS Higgins (DDG 76) participates in a Community Relations Project at the Al Noor
Promotion Ceremony
Sailor performs regular maintenance on the davit quick release hook and releasing mechanism.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates meets with crew members aboard the destroyer USS Higgins
USS Higgins (DDG 76)
USS Higgins (DDG 76) anchors off the coast of the Maldives
United Arab Emirates (UAE) Marines board the flight deck of USS Higgins (DDG 76) during a multi-national training exercise
Live Gunnery Exercise Onboard USS Higgins
Chief Fire Controlman (Surface Warfare) Anthony A. Belbeck, MDAA Missile Defender of the Month for May 2011.
USS Higgins (DDG 76) renders honors to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)
USS Higgins (DDG 76) off the coast of Haiti refueling aircraft

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LCDR Alex T. Mabini
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