Captain Chaney was born and raised in Atlanta,
Georgia. Following high school, he
enlisted in the Navy in 1993 and was selected to attend the Broadened
Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) program following basic
training. He earned an undergraduate
degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College and commissioned via the NROTC
program in the summer of 1998.
Captain Chaney was designated a Naval Aviator in July
2000 and then reported to HC-3 in San Diego for H-46 fleet replacement training
after completing a brief H-60 qualification at HSL-40 in Mayport, FL. Captain Chaney’s operational assignments
include his junior officer tour with the “Providers” of HC-5 in Yigo, Guam
where he deployed on the USNS San Jose (AFS 7), USNS Kiska (AE 35), and twice
onboard USS Essex (LHD 2). CAPT Chaney
served aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as the V-2 Waist Catapult
Branch Officer and V-1 Flight Deck Officer.
His department head tour was with the “Island Knights” of HSC-25 where
he deployed to Basrah, Iraq. He
commanded the “Wildcards” of HSC-23 and the “Merlins” of HSC-3.
Shore and staff assignments include Flag Aide to the
53rd Chief of Naval Personnel, a tour at the Navy Personnel Command in
Millington, Tennessee as the Helicopter Sea Assignments Officer, and a Pentagon
tour as Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for
International Security Affairs within the Office of the Secretary of Defense
for Policy. In October 2019, Captain Chaney
reported for duty as Commander, Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Wing.
Captain Chaney attended the United States Naval War
College in Newport, Rhode Island, completing his Phase I Joint Professional
Military Education, and earning a Master’s degree in National Security and
He has accumulated over 2,000 flight hours in various
aircraft to include the H-46, H-60, and MV-22.
His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service, Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (2), Strike/Flight Air Medal, the Navy and Marine
Corps Commendation Medal (4), the Army Commendation Medal, and Navy and Marine
Corps Achievement Medal and several unit, campaign and service awards.