|CMDCM(SW/AW) Loren D. Rucker
Command Master Chief
Master Chief (SW/AW) Loren D. Rucker hails from Burley, Idaho and enlisted in the Navy in August 1995. After graduating Operations Specialist “A” School, he was assigned to USS Paul F, Foster (DD 964) where he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Designation.
Following his initial sea tour he chose to convert to Cryptologic Technician Collection (CTR), he attend CTR “A” School and subsequently the Advanced Analysis and Reporting “C” school, he was then assigned to Navy Information Operation Command, Georgia, in which he was the lead reporter for a very demanding target shop, there he attained the rank of First Class Petty Officer. As a result he was selected to fill a billet as the Non Commission Officer in Charge of a department of 125 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines.
After his shore tour, Master Chief Rucker was assigned to the Direct Support Shop at Fleet information Operations Command, Georgia where in February 2004 he was attached to the USS SAIPAN (LHA2) preparing them for their Persian Gulf deployment. In Sept 2004 Master Chief Rucker Deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in support of SEAL teams 3 and 5. Following the successful deployment he attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
Following a successful tour, Master Chief Rucker accepted orders to the USS PELELIU (LHA5) where he earned his Enlisted Aviation Warfare Designation. There he served as OT Division LCPO and OI Division LCPO subsequently attained the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer and became the Operations Department LCPO.
He then deployed to Iraq where he was selected as a Command Senior Chief. At the conclusion of his tour in Iraq he attended and graduated the Senior Enlisted Academy class 155 (Blue) and the Command Leadership CMC course.
He reported to NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Puget sound in November of 2010 as the Command Senior Chief, there he ensured that the Pacific Northwest was always Ready for Sea. He was promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer in 2012.
Eager to get back to sea he accepted the FDNF challenge and assumed duties as the USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85) CMC in April, 2013.
Master Chief Rucker’s military decorations include Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two Gold Stars, Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one Gold Star, Good Conduct Medal with four bronze Stars, Expert Rifle Marksmanship Medal, Expert Pistol Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and various campaign and unit awards.