Command Master Chief
CMDCM(AW/SW) Carlton L. Duncan 
Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief Carlton L. Duncan is a Michigan native and a Senior Enlisted Academy graduate. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1986. After completing basic training at RTC Great Lakes, Illinois, he attended “AT” A School and Advanced First Term Avionics (AFTA) training at NATTC Millington, Tennessee.
His first duty assignment was at AIMD NAS Kingsville, Texas. Subsequent shore assignments were at VF-101 at Oceana, VS-41 at NAS North Island, NAVWARCENAD Patuxent River, Maryland, and a return tour to Millington, Tennessee, where he served as a ratings detailer at the Naval Personnel Command (NPC).
His sea assignments have included: SEAOPDET Norfolk, VA, where he deployed with USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67), USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) and USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64), SEAOPDET Oceana, VA, where he deployed with USS EISENHOWER (CVN-69), two forward deployed tours aboard USS ESSEX (LHD-2) in Sasebo, Japan, and he has served aboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) where he made the historic homeport change to Yokosuka, Japan in 2008.
In March 2009, he reported for duty aboard USS MCCAMPBELL (DDG-85). Master Chief Duncan served as Command Master Chief of NAF Atsugi, Japan from June 2011 through January 2014. He assumed duties as Command Master Chief of USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6) on 21 January 2014.
He is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Aviation Maintenance course, qualified as Aviation Material Control Master Chief, Radiation Safety Officer, and Aviation Maintenance Quality Assurance Officer. He has also completed FCC certification training for microwave and radio telegraphy at Tennessee Technology Center.
Master Chief Duncan’s personal awards include the Navy Meritorious Service Medal, four Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, nine Good Conduct Medals, and numerous other campaign and unit awards.
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