Command Master Chief
CMDCM(SW) Quentin T. Newsom
Command Master Chief

Master Chief Newsom is a native of Memphis Tennessee and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He entered the United States Navy in January 2001. Following completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL he reported to Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL, where he completed apprenticeship training.

Upon graduation he reported for duty onboard the USS TICONDEROGA (CG 47), homeported in Pascagoula, MS as an undesignated Seaman attached to Deck Department. He earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualification, completed two South America deployments, and advanced to Storekeeper Second Class.

Master Chief Newsom’s sea duty assignments include the USS TICONDEROGA (CG-47), USS COLE (DDG-67), USS ELROD (FFG-55), USS HOPPER (DDG-70), USF-IRAQ J4, (OSA), EMF-KUWAIT S4, Individual Augmentee (CTF-IA), and Resource and Sustainment IRAQ J4, Commander Task Force, Individual Augmentee (CTF-IA).
Master Chief Newsom’s ashore assignment include Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, IL and Naval Station Health Clinic, Great Lakes, IL.
He was selected into the Command Senior Chief Program in February of 2014. A graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 182 Khaki) and the Navy Leadership Ethics Center Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Capstone Course (Class 133). He is currently the Command Master Chief for the USS PIONEER (MCM 9).
Master Chief Newsom personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals (4 awards), Joint Achievement Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 awards), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and various unit and campaign awards.
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