USS Princeton
"Honor and Glory"
Command Master Chief (December 17, 2015 - Present)
CMDCM(SW) David B. Jaynes
Command Master Chief (December 2015 - February 2018)


Command Master Chief David Jaynes, a native of Buhl, Idaho, enlisted in the United States Navy in September 1991. He completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois and Hull Maintenance Technician “A” School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He reported to his first command, ASSAULT CRAFT UNIT 5 out of Camp Pendleton, CA in February 1992. He earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist pin deployed onboard USS RUSHMORE (LSD-47) in 1992.

Upon completion of his initial sea tour in 1997, he reported to SIMA Everett Detachment Bremerton and served as the Work Center Supervisor for 11A, Shipfitter Shop. In 1999 he assisted in the reorganization to Naval Intermediate Maintenance Facility Pacific Northwest.

In April 2003, he reported back to sea duty to USS FRANK CABLE (AS-40) out of Agana, Guam where he served as the Planning and Estimating Officer Assistant. In September 2005 was selected to Chief and became the Leading Chief Petty Officer for 11A, Shipfitter Shop. Over the course of three years he served as the Leading Chief Petty Officer for 56A, Pipe Shop and Production Officer for R1, Hull Repair Division.

Completing his second sea tour in 2008, he reported to Navy Recruiting District San Antonio and served as a Recruiter in Charge from 2008-2009 in Navy Recruiting Station New Braunfels, TX and served as the LEADS Department LCPO from 2009-2011.

In June 2011, he was selected to Senior Chief and reported back to USS FRANK CABLE (AS-40) out of Guam where he served as the Leading Chief Petty Officer for R8, Quality Assurance. He was the Repair Master Chief during the Dry-Dock, Phased Maintenance Availability (DPMA) in Portland, Oregon from January to July 2012. In 2013, he was selected for the Command Senior Chief program.

Master Chief Jaynes reported onboard Puget Sound Naval Station and Naval Intermediate Maintenance Facility Detachment Everett in December 2013 as the Command Senior Chief. In May of 2014 he was selected to Master Chief and converted from Hull Technician to CMC. He is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Class 177 (Blue Group) and the CMC/COB Command Leadership course Class 140. He completed his Associates Degree in Marine Engineering from Coast Line Community College in 2009.

Master Chief Jaynes’ personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and various unit awards.


USS Princeton (CG 59)

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Executive Officer (August 2014 - June 2016)
Commanding Officer (June 25, 2015 - Present)
(June 3, 2016 - Present)
(October 2, 2017 - Present)
October 15, 2017 - Present
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