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CMDCM (AW) Michael Medus


Master Chief Michael Medus hails from Thibodaux, Louisiana and graduated from Marshall Academy in Holly Springs, Mississippi in June 1995.  He enlisted in the United States Navy and reported for Basic Training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois in August 1995.

Medus completed Aviation Electronics Technician ‘A’ school located in Millington, Tennessee before reporting to his first squadron, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48 at Naval Station Mayport, FL.  While assigned to HSL-48, he deployed aboard USS Thomas S. Gates (CG-51) and USS Thorn (DD-988).  His subsequent sea and overseas duty assignments include:  A second tour with HSL-48 where he deployed aboard USS Halyburton (FFG-40) and USS Elrod (FFG-55), Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 deploying twice aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and VFA-11 as the maintenance master chief petty officer.  Upon selection as a Command Master Chief, he then reported to the VFA-211 completing a 10 month combat deployment on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). Deployments include service in the Western Pacific, Southern Pacific, Northern Atlantic, West Africa, South America, Arabian Gulf, Arabian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea.

His shore duty assignments include Naval Air Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Florida as an AT “A” School Instructor where he qualified as a master training specialist and Fleet Readiness Center Southeast as the avionics division leading chief petty officer.

Medus holds a bachelors of science degree in Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, Florida.  He is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 181) and Command Master Chief Course (Class 133).

Medus’ personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Five Awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Five Awards), and various campaign and service awards.

 
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