CMDCM(SW/AW/IW) Jimmy W. Hailey III, USN
Command Master Chief, Naval Service Training Command
Command Master Chief Hailey is a native of Austin, Texas. He
graduated high school in 1993 and enlisted in the Navy in 1994. He
is a designated Master Training Specialist, and is a graduate of the
US Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 154/Brown), CMC/COB Course
(Class 109), and the Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military
Education Course at National Defense University/Joint Forces Staff
College. Additionally, he earned his Associates in Arts Degree
majoring in Marine Systems Management from Coastline Community
College in May 2007 and earned his certification in Organizational
Leadership from Fort Hays State University in June 2012.
Following his graduation from recruit training at RTC Great Lakes
and Surface Sonar Technician “A” School, his first duty station was
the Pre-Commissioning crew of the USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) San Diego,
CA. Follow on tours include: USS BENFOLD (DDG 65) San Diego, CA. and
USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93) Pearl Harbor, HI.
Ashore, he served two tours at Recruit Training Command, Great
Lakes Illinois performing the duties as a Recruit Division
Commander, Ship’s (Barracks) Leading Chief Petty Officer, Fleet
Quality Assurance Leading Chief Petty Officer, and 7th Fleet Leading
Chief Petty Officer.
Selected into the Command Master Chief program in February 2012,
his CMC tours include Strike Fighter Squadron EIGHT SIX (VFA-86)
“Sidewinders”, Carrier Air Wing SEVENTEEN (CVW-17) “Team Quicksand”,
and USS NIMITZ (CVN 68).
He assumed the duties as Command Master Chief of Naval Service
Training Command in April 2018.
His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal
(three awards), Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards),
Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal (six
awards), Iraq Campaign Medal, GWOT Expeditionary Medal, GWOT Service
Medal, Recruit Training Service Ribbon (two awards) and numerous
unit citation and service awards.