|CMDCM Michael Latimer
Command Master Chief
Master Chief Petty Officer Latimer graduated from Baker High School 1988 in Columbus, GA. He enlisted in the Navy in 1989 and attended recruit training at RTC Orlando, FL.
He then attended Seamen Apprenticeship Training and upon graduation, he reported to USS Comte De Grasse (DD-974) homeport Norfolk, VA. In 1993, he reported to Pre-Commissioning Unit Supply in Norfolk, VA. After two years serving aboard USS Supply (AOE-6), 1996 Master Chief transferred to USS Grapple (ARS-53) homeport Little Creek, VA. He served as a Lead Salvor for the recovery efforts of TWA flight 800.
1998 he report to Instructor “A” school NTC Great Lakes with a follow on tour as Recruit Division Commander and Battle Stations Facilitator.
In 2002, he reported to USS JUNEAU (LPD 10) homeport Sasebo, Japan. He served as Assistant Boarding Officer providing protection to two key Iraqi oil platforms in the North Arabian Gulf. He was PHIBGRU ONE nominee for 2004 USS CONSTITUTION George Sirian Meritorious Service Award and USS Juneau’s Admiral Arleigh Burke Surface Warfare Award Nominee. In 2005, he reported to USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) as Deck Departmental LCPO. In March of 2006, he conducted a Hull Swap with the USS Tortuga (LSD-46). November of 2008 he reported to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam as Port Operations Senior Enlisted Advisor.
Master Chief Latimer attended and graduated the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, (160 Gray), CMC/COB course 92. He earned Associated in Art Degree in Management and Vocational/Technical Education from Coastline Community College. His personal awards include the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Master Training Specialist, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 gold star), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 gold stars), Good Conduct Medal (1 silver stars), and numerous campaign and service awards.