CMDCM(SW/AW) Eakley Command Master Chief
Master Chief Eakley is a native of New York. He graduated from High School of the Arts in 1989 and enlisted in the United States Navy in February 1996 under the delayed entry program. He completed Basic Training at RTC Great Lake, IL in 1996 and Sonar Technician “A” school in San Diego, CA 1997.
Sea duty assignments include Command Senior Chief of USS KAUFFMAN (FFG-59), 3-M Coordinator/Executive Department LCPO USS IWO JIMA (LHD-7), Work Center Supervisor/Sonar Supervisor USS BULKELEY (DDG-84), and Sonar Operator USS PETERSON (DD-969).
His shore assignments include Command Master Chief at PCRON ONE in Manama, Bahrain, Command Senior Chief at Transient Personnel Unit Puget Sound, WA, Operations Department LCPO, and Training Department LCPO at COMUNDERSEASURV (two tours), Virginia Beach, VA.
October 2016 he reported aboard USS ARLINGTON (LPD 24) as the Command Master Chief.
His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal (four awards), and various unit, campaign, and service awards. He has earned the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist Insignia, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Insignia, and Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS) Specialist Breast Insignia.
Master Chief Eakley is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy, Newport RI, Class 157 (Brown) and Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course Class 90.