|CMDCM(SS) Thomas W. Metcalf
Command Master Chief
Master Chief Thomas Metcalf enlisted in the Navy in September of 1987. His training includes Basic Training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, IL; Quartermaster "A" School in Orlando, FL; Basic Enlisted Submarine School in Groton, CT; Navy Instructor School, Bangor, WA; Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Class 122 (GOLD) and COB/CMC Class 24.
His duty assignments include the USS ALABAMA SSBN 731 (BLUE) (Two tours), Naval Station Sandpoint Seattle, WA, Naval Station Everett, WA, Trident Training Facility Bangor, WA, USS NEVADA SSBN 733 (GOLD), and was Chief of the Boat on USS LOUISIANA SSBN 743 (GOLD) and USS MICHIGAN SSGN 727 (BLUE). In July 2010 he was transferred to Submarine Squadron ELEVEN where he served as the Command Master Chief.
He reported to Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One as the Command Master Chief in July 2013.
Master Chief Metcalf is designated Qualified in Submarines and is entitled to wear the Enlisted Submarine Qualification insignia, the Silver Dolphins. He also proudly wears the Gold Strategic Deterrent Patrol Pin, having completed 27 SSBN patrols throughout his career. His personal awards include the Navy Meritorious Service Medal (Three awards), Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal (Five awards), the Good Conduct Medal (Five awards), the National Defense Service Medal (Two awards), the Global War on Terrorism Medal, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.