Command Master Chief
CMDCM Brandon R. Fullmer
Command Master Chief Brandon Fullmer is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. He joined the Navy out of the San Diego Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) in February of 2001 and completed recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.
After completing basic training, he attended Naval Aircrewman (AW) Candidate School, Rescue Swimmer School and AW “A” School in Pensacola, Florida. Following his initial training in Pensacola, he arrived to the Fleet Replacement Squadron of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 10 to become qualified in the SH-60F and HH-60H and earn his Naval Aircrew "Wings of Gold." His first tour was at HS-5 out of Jacksonville, Florida, where he deployed aboard the USS Kennedy and USS Washington, deploying to the Gulf of Oman, Arabian Gulf and Horn of Africa. Following his tour at HS-5, he transitioned to the MH-60R and became a plankowner of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70, the first East Coast “Romeo” squadron, followed by standing up HSM-40, the MH-60R Fleet Replacement Squadron in Mayport, Florida. While at HSM-40, he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer and served as the MH-60R East Coast Romeo Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) evaluator. Following HSM-40, he rotated back to HSM-70 and deployed aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, conducting operations in the Arabian Gulf and was qualified a Level IV master sensor operator. He then rotated to Millington, Tennessee to serve as the AWR/S helicopter crewman detailer where he was promoted to Senior Chief. While in Millington, he was selected to Command Senior Chief and rotated to Columbus MEPS, where he was selected to Command Master Chief.
His professional military education includes the Senior Enlisted Academy, Command Master Chief Course and Joint Professional Military Education I and II. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Sports and Health Sciences from American Military University.
Fullmer’s military awards and decorations include a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Commendation Medal (3), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (6) and various personal, unit and service medals and ribbons.