Command Master Chief
CMDCM (AW/SW) Michael Knott
Command Master Chief Michael Knott, Jr. is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from David Lipscomb High School in 1993. At age 21, he enlisted in the United States Navy and reported to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, on August 26th, 1996. In March of 1998, he reported on board USS Enterprise (CVN 65) home ported in Norfolk, VA. While on CVN 65 he qualified propulsion plant watch supervisor, received his ESWS pin, and completed a successful six-month deployment to the gulf.
In April 2001, he reported to Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) Charleston, SC. While at NPTU, he was selected to the rank of chief petty officer, qualified training engineering officer of the watch, and received his bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology. In April 2005, he received orders to USS George Washington (CVN 73) and was assigned to reactor propulsion division #2 plant as division leading chief petty officer. While there he assisted in the change of home port to Yokuska, Japan, qualified propulsion plant watch officer, and was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer. He reported to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in May 2009 where he served as reactor mechanical and reactor propulsion division LCPO. From there, he advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer and was selected to serve as a member of the Surface Nuclear Propulsion Mobile Training Team at Commander Naval Air Force Atlantic (COMNAVAIRLANT) in May 2012. After a highly successful tour at COMNAVAIRLANT, he reported to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to serve as the engineering department LCPO. His follow-on assignment was as the N43 senior enlisted advisor and 3-M Training Team member at COMNAVAIRLANT.
Knott reported as the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 as CMC in March of 2021.
His awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards), Good Conduct Medal (8 awards).