A native of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Master Chief Kingsbury graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School and enlisted in 1987. He attended Recruit Training, Nuclear Field Electrician "A" School and Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Florida, and qualified as an electrical operator at the S3G prototype in Nuclear Power Training Unit at Ballston Spa, New York.
His assignments in the nuclear field include USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69); nuclear instructor duty at the MARF prototype in Ballston Spa, New York; USS Mississippi (CGN 40); USS Enterprise (CVN 65); and the Pre-Commissioning Unit Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).
Master Chief Kingsbury was selected as a Command Master Chief (CMC) in February 2004 and has served as the CMC of USS Juneau (LPD 10), Strike Fighter Squadron 211, Joint Region Marianas, Navy Region Japan/U.S. Naval Forces Japan, and the Naval Safety Center. He assumed duties as Fleet Master Chief, U.S. Fleet Forces Command in December of 2015.
He is a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officers Academy and has completed the National Defense University’s Senior Enlisted Keystone course, the Navy Senior Leader Seminar, the “Strategic Planning for Execution: Assessment and Risk” Workshop, and the Leading Change in Safety Management Systems courses. He has a Bachelor of Science degree (Cum Laude) from Excelsior College and completed an apprenticeship as a Professional and Kindred Counselor through the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program.
Master Chief Kingsbury's personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various service and campaign awards. He is qualified as both an Enlisted Surface and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist.