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Command Master Chief
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Command Master Chief
Samira McBride

Command Master Chief (CMC) Samira McBride, a native of Chad, Africa, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in September 1999.  Following completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command (RTC), Great Lakes, Illinois, she attended Operations Specialist “A” School in Dam Neck, Virginia. 

Her initial tour of duty was on USS Fletcher (DD 992), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where she served as Combat 
Information Center Track Supervisor and Harpoon Engagement Planner completing two Western Pacific deployments. In July 2003, she reported to USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), Norfolk, Virginia, where she served as an Anti-Submarine Tactical Air Controller and Arabic Linguist completing one deployment to the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf. In July 2005, she transferred to Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4) where she served as Operations Department Executive Assistant and French Linguist where she conducted intensive training for welldeck, Ramp Marshall and communications procedures aboard French Naval Vessel BPC Tonnerre. In October 2008, McBride reported to USS Lassen (DDG 82), Yokosuka, Japan and served as Operations Intelligence (OI) Division Leading Petty Officer. She was selected as USS Lassen 2009 Senior Sailor of the Year.

In April 2010, she was selected as Pacific Fleet Sea Sailor of the Year and was meritoriously promoted to Chief Petty Officer (CPO) and transferred to USS Boxer (LHD 4), San Diego, California as OI Division Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO) where she completed one Western Pacific Deployment. In February 2013, she transferred to RTC as a Recruit Division Commander.  In May 2016, she reported to PCU Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), Norfolk, Virginia as Operations Department LCPO where she was selected to the Command Senior Chief (CSC) program and handpicked to serve as a U.S. Fleet Forces Command Fleet CPO Training Team Facilitator. In July 2018 she reported to USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) where she served as the CMC and was the recipient of the Delbert Black Leadership Award 2020.  She served as CMC at Afloat Training Group, Norfolk. In February 2023 she reported to USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) where she is currently serving as the CMC.

McBride is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy Class 156 (BLUE), the CMC/Chief of the Boat/CSC Course class 174, and Keystone and Executive Leadership Seminar (ELS). Her decorations include Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy, Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), a Meritorious Service Medal (MSM), and various service campaign medals.  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act  |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Veterans Crisis Line  |  VA Vet Center  |  FVAPDoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  NCIS Tips  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact Webmaster | Information quality | Public Use notice | Useful Links
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