|CMDCM(SW) Andrew J. Hochgraver
Command Master Chief (May 2014 - May 2016)
Command Master Chief Petty Officer Andrew J. Hochgraver is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He enlisted in the United States Navy in July 2000 and attended basic training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois. Upon completion of basic training, he attended Basic Engineering Common Core School and Engineman "A" School at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois.
His previous duty assignments include USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG 58), home ported in both Norfolk, VA and Mayport, FL; Recruit Training Command as a Recruit Division Commander where he advanced to the rank of Chief Petty Officer and USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53) were he was advanced to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer and Master Chief Petty Officer and was selected for the Command Senior Chief Program. His most recent sea assignment was Engineering Department Leading Chief Petty Officer of USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53) from November 2009 to February 2014. During this period, MOBILE BAY was awarded two consecutive Battle Efficiency Awards, the 2012 Spokane Trophy and the Retention Excellence Award.
In May 2014, he reported onboard USS JOHN S. McCAIN (DDG 56) as the Command Master Chief, home ported in Yokosuka, Japan. He is a graduate of Thomas Edison State College earning an Associates Degree in Applied Science, the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 179) and the Command Master Chief Capstone Course (Class 129).
His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards) and numerous unit and campaign awards. He attributes all of his personal awards and success to his family, mentors, and the Sailors with whom he has proudly served with exemplifying the Navy's Core Values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.