Master Chief Quick is a native of Fort Walton Beach, Florida and a graduate of Fort Walton Beach High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy August 1991 and attended boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois.
He completed Torpedoman "A" School and Submarine Torpedo Tube Maintenance in 1992. His at-sea assignments include USS Narwhal (SSN 671), USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) (GOLD), and the USS Columbus (SSN 762).
Master Chief Quick's shore tours include Trident Refit Facility Kings Bay GA, Commander Submarine Squadron 17, and Commander Submarine Squadron 20, where he was qualified into the Chief of the Boat (COB) program.
His first COB tour was aboard USS Maryland (SSBN 738) in June 2013 as the COB during an Engineering Refueling Overhaul at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. 18 months later, he was chosen to relocate back to Kings Bay for a Major Command tour aboard USS Florida (SSGN 728) until March 2016.
His personal awards include Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy Achievement Medal (five awards), and Good Conduct Medal (seven awards) and various individual and unit awards.
Master Chief Quick is currently serving as the Command Master Chief (CMC) at Commander, Undersea Surveillance Dam Neck VA.