|CDMCM (SW/AW) Brannon F. Knox
Command Master Chief (September 2009 - September 2011)
Command Master Chief Brannon Knox is a native of Pawley’s Island, SC. He entered naval service in June 1986, reporting to Recruit Training Command, San Diego, California. Upon completion of recruit training he attended Radioman Class “A” School and was designated a Radioman.
Master Chief Knox’ sea duty assignments include: USS Gridley (CG-21); USS Comstock (LSD 45); USS Jarrett (FFG 33); USS John C Stennis (CVN 74); USS Essex (LHD 2); USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3); and USS Nimitz (CVN 68). His shore assignments have included: Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Detachment Hampton Roads, VA; Rating Assignment at the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, DC; and the Senior Enlisted Leader at Navy Information Operations Command, San Diego.
In August 2007, he reported as Command Master Chief in USS Howard (DDG 83), deployed to the Arabian Gulf followed by an emergent dry docking and work ups for a surge. In June 2009, Command Master Chief Knox assumed his present duties onboard USS Essex (LHD 2).
He is a graduate of the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 82 and Command Master Chief Capstone, Class 40. Command Master Chief Knox personal awards include: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 gold stars) and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 gold stars).