Senior Enlisted Leader
A native of Selah, Washington, Senior Chief Twitty enlisted in the Navy in March 1997. Upon completion of Operations Specialist "A" school, he reported to his first command the USS PORT ROYAL (CG-73) in Pearl Harbor, HI. During this tour he attended Anti-Surface/Subsurface Tactical Air Controller School and earned his designation as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS).
In 2002, Senior Chief Twitty reported to Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare training center in San Diego, CA as an instructor for Single Ship ASW, training more than 30 crews of over 450 Sailors in the art of ASW. He earned his Instructor Evaluator qualification and then shortly after became Master Training Specialist.
In 2005, Senior Chief Twitty reported to the USS MOMSEN (DDG-92), home-ported in Everett, Washington, where he served as Leading Operations Specialist. It was during this tour that he served as his ship’s CIC Watch Officer, Anti Surface Warfare Coordinator, and Anti-Submarine Warfare Coordinator for two Western Pacific deployments to 5th Fleet. After reporting to USS MOMSEN (DDG-92), he was selected to the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
In 2008, Senior Chief Twitty transferred TAD to USS MOBILE BAY (CG-53) stationed in San Diego, CA. As Leading Chief Petty Officer, he completed an extended 5th Fleet deployment. His charge was the running of day to day operations in CIC with a division of 35 personnel for the USS MOBILE BAY (CG-53). During this TAD, he obtained his letter of designation as Anti-Air Warfare Coordinator for the entire Battle Group. Upon completion of this deployment, he returned to the USS MOMSEN (DDG-92).
In 2009, Senior Chief Twitty reported to Naval Ocean Processing Facility (NOPF), Whidbey Island. In July of 2010, he was selected to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. While stationed at NOPF, he instituted the ESWS and Information Dominance Warfare Specialist (IDWS) programs, ensuring NOPF Sailors had the same opportunities as their fleet counterparts at achieving this qualification.
In November 2012, Senior Chief Twitty reported to Afloat Training Group Pacific Northwest in an effort to continue to thrive on the personal and professional growth of his Sailors on a broader spectrum.
Senior Chief Twitty will reported to RSO in July, his awards include the Navy Accommodation Medal (Two awards), Navy Achievement Medal (Four awards), Good Conduct Medal (Four awards) and various unit awards.