|CMDCM(SW) Avinash “Tony” Ramsingh
Command Master Chief (August 2015 - January 2018)
Master Chief Ramsingh is a native of Guyana, South America and graduated from Saunders Trade and Technical High School in Yonkers, New York. He enlisted in the Navy in October 1994 and attended Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. A graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy and the Command Master Chief Course, he also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social and Criminal Justice from Ashford University.
His Sea tours include USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), from 1995 to 2000 as Deck Supervisor, USS Elliot (DD 967) from 2003 to 2004 where he conducted a ship’s decommissioning and a crew swap with the USS Fletcher (DD 992) completing a successful deployment and decommissioning of the ship. USS Reuben James (FFG 57) from 2004 to 2006, as LPO for First Division and Operations Department, following his promotion to Chief Petty Officer, his next duty station was aboard the USS CHUNG HOON (DDG 93) from 2006 to 2007 where he reported as LCPO for First Division. He then returned to USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG 57) from 2007 to 2010 as Operations and First Division LCPO. CMDCM Ramsingh served as USS DECATUR (DDG 73) Command Master Chief from August 2012 to August 2015 and is currently serving as Command Master Chief aboard the USS SOMERSET (LPD 25).
His shore duty assignments include: Training Support Center, San Diego from 2000 to 2003, and Commander, Navy Region Southwest from 2010 to 2012.
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (1), Navy and Marine Commendation Medal (3), Navy and Marine Achievement Medal (7), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM), and various service and campaign awards.