Chief James P. Clarke is a native of Staten Island, New York. He graduated from Susan E. Wagner high school
and completed basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes,
Illinois in 2000.
He attended Aviation Structural Mechanic Apprentice School in
Pensacola, Florida, and his first duty assignment was with Fighter Squadron 154
(VF-154) in Atsugi, Japan.
Following a successful tour in Japan he completed tours of duty at
Fighter Squadron 211 (VF/VFA-211), Navy Recruiting District New York,
Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center Iraq (ECRC Iraq), Strike Fighter Squadron
31 (VFA-31), and Fleet Readiness Center Mid Atlantic Detachment Norfolk (FRCMA
DET Norfolk), where he was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer. His next tour was to Strike Fighter Squadron
143 (VFA-143), where he was selected to the Command Senior Chief program.
In May 2018, he reported to his current assignment as Command Senior
Chief for Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Virginia Capes (FACSFAC
Senior Chief Clarke is a graduate the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy
(Class 204, Purple) the Naval Leadership and Ethics Center (CMC/COB course
class #191) and National Defense University, Joint Forces Staff College Senior
Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course. His personal awards include the Navy and
Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy and Marine Corps
Achievement Medal (five awards) and numerous other unit and campaign awards.