Command Master Chief (May 5, 2017 - Present)

CMDCM (SW/AW) Jeromy Hartley
Command Master Chief


Command Master Chief Hartley, a native of King City, California, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October of 1997. He completed basic and Apprenticeship Training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois. He reported to his first command, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in Bremerton WA as a Fireman Recruit in Feb 1998. During his tour, he made two Western Pacific Deployments to the Persian Gulf and took part in Operation Enduring Freedom in response to the September 11 attacks.

Upon completion of his initial sea tour and “A” School, he reported to TSC San Diego as a High Risk Fire Fighting Instructor in 2002, instructing basic and advance firefighting techniques. After completing his tour, in April 2005 he reported to USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). In 2006, he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer.

In May of 2008, he transferred to CFAO in Okinawa Japan as the Disaster Preparedness Operation Specialist. In June 2010, he reported to the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as the Damage Control Division LCPO. In July 2014, he transferred to Afloat Training Group San Diego as the MOB-D LCPO and was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer.

In February 2015, he was Selected to the Command Senior Chief program. In April 2017, he reported to his present assignment as the Command Senior Chief of MCM Crew BULWARK home ported in San Diego, California embarked in USS ARDENT (MCM 12). He was advanced to Master Chief in May of 2018.

Master Chief Hartley is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 199, Brown) and the CMC/COB course in Newport Rhode Island.

Master Chief Hartley’s decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), Good Conduct Medal (sixth award) and numerous unit and campaign awards.

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