HONOR TRADITION VALOR
The USS CHIEF MCM-14 is named after the former USS CHIEF AM-315, in honor of the service and tradition of all Chief Petty Officers in the United States Navy. USS CHIEF MCM-14 was christened by Mrs. Susan Bushey, (the wife of the seventh Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy MCPON Duane Bushey) on June 12, 1993. Construction and fitting-out was done in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, where the ship was accepted from Mr. Ellsworth Peterson on behalf of the United States Navy. She was then placed in commission by Lieutenant Commander Timothy S. Garrold, USN, her first Commanding Officer, on July 8, 1994.