|CMDCM (SW/AW) Paul A. King
Command Master Chief (September 2016 - January 2017)
Command Master Chief Paul A. King is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Albuquerque, NM. He joined the Navy after graduating from Albuquerque’s Cibola High School.
King attended Recruit Training and Basic Hospital Corps School in San Diego, CA and Preventive Medicine Technician School in Oakland, CA. His first assignment was to the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC. His other assignments include Navy Environmental & Preventive Medicine Unit Five in San Diego, CA including deployments on USS DENVER (LPD 9) and to Joint Task Force Guantanamo; USS BOXER (LHD 4), where he qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist; Navy Environmental & Preventive Medicine Unit Two in Norfolk, VA; USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76); Commander Naval Air Forces US Atlantic Fleet; and USS SAN ANTONIO (LPD 17).
He is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 119 Khaki) in Newport, RI and holds a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies. Upon selection for Command Master Chief and graduation from the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course (Class 51) in Newport, RI, he completed tours as Command Master Chief on USS CHAFEE (DDG 90) and Naval Health Clinic Hawaii. He reported to USS NEW ORLEANS in September 2014. He resides in San Diego, CA with his wife and two daughters.
King’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, and Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist.