Breckenridge served on USS Hammerhead (SSN 663), USS Florida (SSBN 728)
(Gold), and USS Philadelphia (SSN 690). He commanded USS Memphis (SSN 691) in
Groton, Connecticut, where he conducted a U.S. Central Command deployment in
support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Breckenridge also served as commodore of
Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 4 and commander of Submarine Group 2 in Groton.
His staff assignments include special
assistant to the secretary of defense; special assistant to the director, Naval
Reactors; chief of staff, Force Structure, Resources and Assessment
Directorate (J8) on the Joint Staff; deputy director, Submarine Warfare Division
(N87); director, Undersea Warfare Division (N97); and director, Warfare
Integration (N9I) on the staff of the chief of naval operations.
Breckenridge assumed his current duties as deputy commander, U.S. Fleet
Forces Command in September 2015.
Breckenridge’s decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense
Superior Service Medal, and Legion of Merit.
Kingsbury’s assignments in the nuclear field include USS Eisenhower (CVN 69);
nuclear instructor duty at the MARF prototype in Ballston Spa, New York; USS
Mississippi (CGN 40); USS Enterprise (CVN 65); and Pre-Commissioning Unit Ronald
Reagan (CVN 76).
He was selected as a Command Master Chief (CMC) in February 2004 and has
served as the CMC of USS Juneau (LPD 10), Strike Fighter Squadron 211, Joint
Region Marianas’, Navy Region Japan/U.S. Naval Forces Japan, and the Naval
Safety Center. He assumed duties as Fleet Master Chief, U.S. Fleet Forces
Command in December of 2015.
Master Chief Kingsbury is a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Senior
Non-Commissioned Officers Academy and has completed the National Defense
University’s Senior Enlisted Keystone course, the Navy Senior Leader Seminar,
the “Strategic Planning for Execution: Assessment and Risk” Workshop, and the
Leading Change in Safety Management Systems courses. He has a Bachelor of
Science degree (Cum Laude) from Excelsior College and completed an
apprenticeship as a Professional and Kindred Counselor through the United
Services Military Apprenticeship Program.
Master Chief Kingsbury’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service
Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two
awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various
service and campaign awards. He is qualified as both an Enlisted Surface and
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist.
Master Chief Kingsbury is married and has two children.