|Command Master Chief (SW/AW/FMF) Charles Anson Bond
Command Master Chief (April 2009 - April 2011)
Command Master Chief Bond was born in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. He was raised in Tucson, Arizona, until joining the United States Navy in September 1983. After completing basic training at Great Lakes Illinois, he went on to complete Hospital Corpsman “A” School and Field Medical Service School (FMSS) in 1984 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejuene, North Carolina. In addition, he completed Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman School in March 1993 graduating top of his class, the Senior Enlisted Academy, and the CMC/COB Course. He holds an Associate Degree in General Studies from UMUC Asia Division and is actively pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Columbia University of Missouri.
His duty assignments include Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton; USS STERETT (CG 31), Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines; Branch Medical Clinic, Naval Air Facility El Centro; 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines; USS CURTS (FFG 38); Destroyer Squadron FIFTEEN; USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19); and Afloat Training Group Western Pacific, Yokosuka, Japan.
He qualified Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) 07 December 1987, was assigned the Fleet Marine Force (FMF) designator in February 1991 during Operation Desert STORM while serving in combat with the I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF), and qualified Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS) 04 July 2006. He was selected to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in 1993 (the 100th Chief Petty Officers’ anniversary), and to the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer in 1999, and entered the Command Master Chief Program in 2005. His previous command was with Electronic Attack Squadron ONE THREE THREE deploying three times to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.
He assumed the duties as the fourth Command Master Chief of USS SHOUP (DDG 86) on the 116th Chief Petty Officers’ birthday 01 April 2009.
His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), Combat Action Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation (three awards), Meritorious Unit Commendation (three awards), Air Force Meritorious Unit Award (three awards), Battle Efficiency "E"s (five awards), Good Conduct Medal (seven awards), Fleet Marine Force Ribbon, Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Medal (two awards), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (two awards), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (three awards), Southwest Asia Service Medal (three awards with FMF device), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (sixteen awards), Overseas Service Ribbon (fifteen awards), Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, NATO-ISAF Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), and Pistol Expert Medal.