USS San Diego
"Always Watchful"
CMDCM (SW/AW) David Griggs
Command Master Chief (April 2010 - May 2013)

Master Chief Griggs enlisted in the Navy on 3 July, 1984 and attended Boot Camp and Seaman Apprentice training at RTC San Diego from July – October 1984.

His first tour of duty was USS RANGER (CV-61) from October 1984 to April 1988, where he struck for Quartermaster and advanced to QM2 before leaving active duty and joining the Navy Reserve until reenlisting on active duty in February 1989.

In April 1989, he reported to USS TRUXTUN (CGN-35), advanced to QM1 and transferred in May 1993 to Bangor Submarine Base, Silverdale, Washington where he served as a Tug Master of YTB-779 from 1993 – June 1996.

Transferring to USS SACRAMENTO (AOE-1) in July 1996, he advanced to Chief Petty Officer in September 1996 and Senior Chief Petty Officer in April 2000.

He transferred in October 2000 to Naval Station Annapolis, Maryland where he served as LCPO and Division Officer of Alpha Squadron, YP Operations in support of Midshipman development with the US Naval Academy.

Serving onboard USS Denver (LPD-9) from August 2003 – June 2006, he was the ship’s Material Maintenance Officer and 3M Coordinator. He was selected for Master Chief in April 2005.

From June 2006 to February 2007, he was assigned to the Staff of Commander, Naval Surface Forces as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commanding Officer of Flag Allowance for the SURFOR Staff.

Upon selection to the Command Master Chief program in January 2007, he assumed the duties as Command Master Chief of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron FOUR in March 2007.

Master Chief Griggs holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from TUI University and an Associate in Arts in Human Resource Management from Coastline Community College. He is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy Class 103 (Gold) and the Command Master Chief Course Class 30.

His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards), Good Conduct Medal (6 awards).



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