USS O'Kane
"A Tradition of Honor"
Command Master Chief (March 2, 2018 - Present)
CMDCM(SW) Jay’e Jerrod’e Bell
Command Master Chief

CMDCM(SW) Jay’e Jerrod’e Bell is a native of Augusta, GA. He enlisted in the Navy in Dec 1994 and reported to Seamanship ATD Greatlakes IL, company 911.

He first served onboard the USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS FFG-58 in Norfolk, VA. He completed two deployments in Deck Department before cross rating to GunnersMate Guns. He then reported to, Naval/Marine Corps Reserve Center Augusta GA where he provided small arms training and administrative support to Reserve assets. During this tour, he advanced to Third Class GunnersMate.

He then served on the USS STARK FFG 31, serving as a 3” technician, completing another deployment before she was decommissioned out of Mayport ,Fl. CMDCM Bell then reported to Naval Station Mayport Base Weapons Department during which he advanced to Second Class Petty Officer.

As a Second Class CMDCM Bell then reported to GM A School and Vertical Launch Systems C School where he picked up First Class Petty Officer. In 2003, he reported to USS LAKE-ERIE CG-70 where he supported the first Ballistic Defense Missions. He earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Combat Systems Officer Of The Watch and Combat Systems Coordinator qualifications and advanced to Chief Petty Officer.

CMDCM Bell immediatley reported to 5’ 54 C School in San Diego, CA and returned to sea in 2007 onboard the USS PORT ROYAL CG-73 and served as Leading Chief Petty Officer of “Almighty” CG Division.

In 2011, he completed Advanced Vertical Launch Systems Technician school in Port Huneme, CA and reported to Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as a VLS asset and Ships Supervisor for USS PAUL HAMILTON and USS HOPPER. During this tour he advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer.

CMDCM Bell then reported to Maintenance and Material Management Coordinator school in San Diego CA and USS WILLIAM P. LAWRENCE DDG-110 as 3MC. During this tour he was promoted to Master Chief GunnersMate. He subsequently was selected to Command Master Chief before graduating from the Senior Enlisted Academy Class 206 Blue.

CMDCM Bell has been awarded two Navy Commendation Medals, eight Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals along with numerous unit and individual awards.

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