USS Russell
"Strength in Freedom"
(August 5, 2016 - Present)
CMDCM(SW/EXW) Brockman
Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief Brockman is a native of Houston, TX where he attended Deer Park High School. He entered the Navy in 1993 through the Delayed Entry Program and reported for training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL followed by Operations Specialist “A” School in Dam Neck, VA.

His first tour was onboard USS Dale (CG-19) in Mayport, FL where he deployed to the Adriatic Sea in support of Operation SHARP GUARD. His other sea duty assignments include USS Antrim (FFG-20) and USS Underwood (FFG-36) where he deployed with Standing Naval Forces Atlantic. In 2001 he reported to USS Stethem (DDG-63) in San Diego, CA where was selected as Chief Petty Officer. During this tour he completed a six month Individual Augment deployment to Special Operations Command-Central Command, Doha, Qatar. He was then assigned to SEAL Team Seven, San Diego, CA in 2008, completing combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. In 2015 he reported to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) in Norfolk, VA as the Operations Department Leading Chief Petty Officer where he completed a 9-month deployment in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE and Theodore Roosevelt’s subsequent around-the-world cruise and homeport shift from Norfolk, VA to San Diego, CA. In April, 2016 he assumed the duties as Command Master Chief of USS Russell (DDG-59) homeported in San Diego, CA.

His shore assignments include NRD Dallas, NRS Arlington, TX where he earned the Master Chief Bakarian Award for recruiting excellence; Fleet ASW Training Center, San Diego, CA as the Course Manager for the ASTAC (ASW/ASUW Tactical Air Controller) “C” School; and Naval Special Warfare Command, San Diego, CA as the N33 Current Operations Senior Enlisted Advisor.

He is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 152 Blue) and the CMC/COB Course (Class 155). His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, as well as various unit and campaign awards. Master Chief Brockman is authorized to wear the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and Expeditionary Warfare Specialist breast insignia and is designated as a Master Training Specialist.

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