USS Princeton
"Honor and Glory"
February 23, 2018 - Present
CMDCM(SW/AW) Medea A Dudley
Command Master Chief


Command Master Chief Medea Dudley assumed responsibilities as Command Master Chief of PRINCETON (CG 59) in February 2018, after serving as Command Master Chief for USS PINCKNEY (DDG 91).

A native of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Command Master Chief Dudley enlisted in the Navy in 1991. She attended boot camp in Orlando, FL followed by Hospital Corpsman “A” school in Great Lakes, IL and Surgical Technologist “C” school at Naval School of Health Sciences in Norfolk VA. She then reported to USS MCKEE (AS-41) at the Naval Submarine Base in Point Loma, CA. After a successful tour onboard MCKEE she reported to Naval Medical Center San Diego in July 1996. In 2000, she reported aboard the USS ESSEX (LHD-2) in Sasebo, Japan, where she completed numerous amphibious forward deployed exercises to include FOAL EAGLE 2000, TEADEM Thrust 01, Humanitarian Assistance Operations to East Timor and COBRA GOLD 2002.

Taking her Fleet experience back to the schoolhouse, she served as Surgical Technology lead Instructor at Naval School of Health Sciences in 1996 and was selected to Chief Petty Officer in September 2006. In 2008 deployed onboard USNS MERCY (TAH-19) in support of Pacific Partnership 08 (PP08.) In 2009 she served as Senior Enlisted Leader for the Director of Administration and acting Command Master Chief at U.S. Naval Hospital in Naples, Italy. In May 2011 she was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer and, in February 2012, selected into the Command Senior Chief Program.

In July 2012, she reported as the Medical Department LCPO onboard USS GREEN BAY (LPD-20), and successfully executed a deployment to the Western Pacific and various other Department of Defense directed operations.

In 2014 Master Chief Dudley reported to NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego in April 2014 and promoted to Command Master Chief in May 2014. CMCDM Dudley reported to USS PINCKNEY in July 2015 and completed a 12 month DSRA, and successfully completed Basic Phase, RIMPAC 16, GRUSAIL, SWATT, COMPTUEX, 2017 C5F and C7F AOR deployment earning DESRON NINE Unit Tactics award and the coveted Battle “E”.

Command Master Chief Dudley is a graduate of Keystone 18-1, MCPON’s Executive Leadership, Symposium, Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 179 - GOLD) and CMC/COB (Class 126) at the Naval Leadership and Ethics Center in Newport, RI.

Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4) and various Campaign and unit awards.

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