Command Master Chief (March 2018 - January 2020)
Master Chief Grant, a native of Colorado Springs, Colorado completed recruit training in June of 1990 and then attended Electrician’s Mate “A” School in Orlando, Florida. He then completed initial qualification and certification in the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program’s training pipeline at Naval Nuclear Power School Orlando, Florida and Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit Charleston, South Carolina.
In May of 1992, he reported to USS VON STUEBEN (SSBN 632 GOLD), where he participated in the ship’s last two strategic deterrent patrols and was advanced to Second Class Petty Officer. He then reported to USS TENNESSEE (SSBN 734 BLUE) in June of 1993 where he completed ten strategic deterrent patrols, qualification as Engineering Watch Supervisor and served as Electrical Division Leading First Class Petty Officer. During these two tours his wife gave birth to two sons; one in August of 1992 and the other in March of 1996.
After completion of his initial sea tour he reported to shore duty at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC) Orlando, Florida in July of 1997. During his assignment at NNPTC he served as an instructor in the “A” School math division later serving as the lead instructor. Following the schools relocation to Charleston, South Carolina he was assigned as the indoctrination division lead instructor and was selected as the 2000 NNPTC Sailor of the Year. During this tour his wife gave birth to their daughter in January of 1998.
In June of 2000, he reported to USS Chicago (SSN 721) and served as Electrical Division Leading Chief Petty Officer (ELCPO) and successfully completed two Western Pacific deployments. In July of 2003, he reported to Customer Service Detachment, Recruit Training Command Great Lakes as one of two Nuclear Field Advisors and was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer in July of 2004.
In April of 2005, he reported for assignment as Engineering Department Master Chief (EDMC) aboard “The First and the Finest” USS LOS ANGELES (SSN 688), where he completed one Eastern Pacific deployment, two Western Pacific deployments, and was advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer. After an extremely successful EDMC tour aboard LA he transferred to Submarine Squadron Seven in September of 2008 and then COMSUBPAC in October of 2010 where he served as the Squadron and Force EDMC respectively.
In October of 2013, he reported for assignment as Chief of the Boat (COB) aboard USS CHARLOTTE (SSN 766), where he completed one Western Pacific deployment. Following his COB tour he reported to the staff of COMPACFLT where he served as a member of the Fleet CPO Training Team for eighteen months. He then reported to USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) March 2018 where he is serving as Command Master Chief.
Master Chief Grant’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (nine awards), Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal (four awards), and various unit and service awards.