U.S. Fleet Forces Command
Fleet Master Chief Richard P. O'Rawe, a native of Long Island, New York, was raised in Florida and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 1992. He began his Navy career by completing boot camp at Recruit Training Command (RTC), Great Lakes, Illinois, December 1992 (Division 011).
Upon completion of Engineman “A” and “C” School, O’Rawe reported to his first ship, USS Aubrey Fitch (FFG 34) homeported in Mayport, Florida. In December 1997 he decommissioned Fitch and then served aboard USS Shamal (PC 13), homeported in Little Creek, Virginia. In November 1999, he transitioned to shore duty at RTC Great Lakes. Subsequent tours of duty include: USS Halyburton (FFG 40) homported in Mayport, Florida, and RTC.
O'Rawe was selected to the Command Master Chief program January 2008. In June 2008 he was selected as the interim Command Master Chief of RTC Great Lakes. In February 2009, O'Rawe reported to USS Barry (DDG 52) as the Command Master Chief where he completed two deployments and the crew earned the Battle Efficiency “E” award.
Upon completion of his Command Master Chief tour aboard Barry, he was selected as Defense Information Systems Agency Europe’s senior enlisted advisor in Stuttgart, Germany. Following that he served as command master chief for Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, Singapore. In his most recent assignment, he was the command master chief for U.S. 6th Fleet in Naples, Italy.
He graduated U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 143 Gold, the Command Master Chief and the Keystone Course 12-2. He qualified Enlisted Surface Warfare and Master Training Specialist.
His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one silver and four gold stars, Good Conduct Medal with one silver and two bronze stars and various unit and campaign awards.