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CMDCM (AW/SW) Miles A. Gray

Command Master Chief

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO TWO

 

 
Master Chief Gray was born in Homerville, Georgia, but as the son of an Army Soldier, he was raised in several Army towns, including Columbus, Georgia, the city he refers to as home.  He joined the Navy’s Delayed Entry Program and graduated from Jordan Vocational High School in 1995.  He left for Navy boot camp in August of that year and completed basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois and Yeoman Class “A” School at Naval Technical Training Center, Meridian, Mississippi.
 
Upon graduation, he reported for duty onboard USS Ogden (LPD 5) in the Ship’s Office as the Legal Yeoman, completing two deployments to the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf, and advancing to Petty Officer Third Class.  His follow-on assignments and duties include: Commander, Navy Region Southeast as Flag Yeoman, where he was promoted to Petty Officer Second Class; Sea Control Squadron THREE TWO as Administration and Maintenance Administration Departments Leading Petty Officer, which included a combat deployment onboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM, where he advanced to Petty Officer First Class; Navy Recruiting District Richmond as Recruiter, Recruiter-in-Charge and Zone Supervisor, where he was awarded Recruiter-in-Charge of the Year, laterally converted to Navy Counselor Recruiter, and advanced to Chief Petty Officer; Navy Recruiting District Philadelphia as Division Leading Chief Petty Officer where he was awarded the Inspirational Leadership Award and advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer; and Navy Recruiting District San Diego as Senior Command Trainer and Senior Enlisted Leader where he was awarded the Region West Spirit of Leadership Award.  He was selected for the Command Senior Chief program and promoted to Master Chief in 2016 and assigned as the VFA 11 Red Rippers’ Command Master Chief in June 2016.
 
He is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 177 (Green) and CMC/COB Class 159, and he has earned his Enlisted Aviation Warfare device (S-3B, F-18).
 
His decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (7 awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and various unit and campaign awards.