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Command Master Chief


 Command Master Chief

Jason T. Reynolds

Master Chief Jason T. Reynolds is a native of San Antonio, Texas. He joined the Navy directly after high school in 1997. Following his Basic Training at Great Lakes Recruit Training Command he graduated from Nuclear Machinist Mate “A” School and Navy Nuclear Power School located at Navy Nuclear Power Training Command Orlando, Florida. He then followed on to complete his training at the Nuclear Power Training Unit in Ballston Spa, New York.

In 1999 he transferred from the Nuclear Power Training Unit to USS KENTUCKY (SSBN 737). While onboard he completed two strategic deterrent patrols until 2001 when he received orders to the Trident Refit Facility where he would work in the Nuclear Repair Shop until 2004. In 2004 he transferred to IT ‘A’ school and followed on to serve aboard USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63). There he completed several deployments throughout Northern and Southern Pacific additionally supporting OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. In 2007 he was selected and advanced to Chief Petty Officer and followed on with orders to Navy Personnel Command (NPC) in Millington, Tennessee.

There he served as an Enlisted Detailer handling all IT E5 and below detailing matters. While serving at NPC he was called upon to fill an Individual Augment assignment supporting the Embedded Training Team mission in Western Afghanistan. There he provided direct mentorship to the Regional Communication Officer for the Afghan Local Police. He worked directly for the U.S. regional commander providing direct support for all U.S. police mentor teams embedded throughout RC-West Afghanistan.

In 2010, after his detailing tour, he took orders to Naval Special Warfare Group ONE Mobile Communications Team (MCT-1). There he was assigned to SEAL Team THREE as the Senior Enlisted Advisor for the N6 Department. He led his troop through a complete workup cycle and 8-month deployment throughout 14 geographically dispersed locations in CENTCOM and PACOM.

In October 2012, he was assigned his first Command Senior Enlisted Leader assignment at MCT-1 leading 195 Naval Special Warfare communicators directly supporting Naval Special Warfare Group ONE. In February 2016, he reported to his second Command assignment for Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Fifteen. There he led the Red Lions through an operationally tasked deactivation, sunning down the squadron. During his tour at HSC-15, he was informed by COMHSCWINGPAC he would lead at the Navy’s largest Helicopter Command, HSC-3 serving the Mighty Merlins training and developing Pilots, Aircrewman, and Maintainers for the Fleet. His next tour of duty would bring him and his family across country to serve aboard the Mighty IKE, USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69), where he currently serves as the ship’s Command Senior Enlisted Leader.

Master Chief Reynolds graduated from the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 156, Brown), the CMC/COB course (Class 153) and the National Defense University KEYSTONE Joint Leadership Course (Class 20-1). He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management of Information Systems Technologies. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), the Army Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various unit and campaign awards.