|BMCS(SW) David R. Trigg
Command Master Chief (Acting) (March 2011 - May 2011)
Senior Chief Petty Officer Trigg, a native of Seattle, Washington, enlisted in the Navy in January 1986 under the Delayed Entry Program.
His first assignment was USS PONCE LPD-15, which he joined as a SN and where he was advanced to Petty Officer 3rd class. His then moved on to the USS DAVID R. RAY DD-971, where he was advanced to Petty Officer 2nd Class and then to Petty Officer 1st Class. After more than five years on the DAVID R. RAY, he was stationed at KEYPORT, WASHINGTON, where he earned his Craft Master pin while driving torpedo retrievers in DABOB BAY, WASHINGTON and NANAIMO, CANADA. During this tour, he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer.
Working outside his rate on shore duty, he received his NEC 9515 while attending the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) in Cocoa Beach, Florida. After graduating from DEOMI, he was appointed the Equal Opportunity Advisor (EOA) for Vice Admiral Holmes, Commander of COMPATWINGSPAC based in Barber’s Point, Hawaii (later renamed COMPATRECONFORPAC).
Senior Chief Trigg returned to sea duty as the Chief Boatswain Mate on board the USS KINKAID DD-965. After a deployment to the Persian Gulf, the KINKAID was elected to be a part of an experimental program that called for a Spruance-class destroyer to deploy and remain on station for more than 400 days. The Sea Swap initiative became a reality in January 2003 as the former crew of the KINKAID took over the USS FLETCHER DD-992 in Fremantle, Australia. With the FLETCHER BMCS Trigg’s next command, he returned to the Persian Gulf.
BMCS Trigg’s next assignment was in La Maddalena, Italy, where he was the Leading Chief Petty Officer for Deck Department on board the Submarine Tender USS EMORY S LAND AS-39. Following this, he moved to his second tour of shore duty at the Naval Munitions Command (NMC) based in Sasebo, Japan, where he was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer and was the Senior Enlisted Advisor for the command.
Currently attached to the USS TORTUGA LSD-46, also based in Sasebo, he is the Leading Chief Petty Officer for the Finest Deck Department in the United States Navy, as well as currently the Acting CMC.
After 25 years’ service, Senior Chief Trigg’s personal decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards), plus various campaign, unit and service awards.