Command Master Chief
CMDCM Patrick J. Young
Command Master Chief Young, of Greenville, South Carolina entered the U.S. Naval Service and attended basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois, July 1993. After completion of recruit training he reported to Cryptologic Technician (Collection) “A” School in Fort Devens, Massachusetts. He later re-assigned to and completed Radioman “A” School, San Diego, California. In April 1995 he reported to the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) in Alameda, California for his first duty assignment. While on board he completed a deployment to the Fifth Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) in support of Operation Southern Watch.
In January 1998 he reported to his next assignment, Helicopter Squadron Anti-Submarine Light (HSL) 46, attached to Commander Helicopter Squadron Anti-Submarine Wing Light (CHSLWL), Mayport FL. As the information system security manager and network security officer of the Automated Data Processing (ADP) department, he redesigned the network and implemented new security and design policies. In April 2001 he reported to Helicopter Squadron Anti-Submarine (HS) 5, Jacksonville, Florida attached to Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) embarked on board the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and USS George Washington (CVN-73). As the carrier air wing ADP leading petty officer he was responsible for all the squadron’s communications suites during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom for two successful deployments.
In October 2005 he reported for his shore duty assignment at U.S. Southern Command in Miami, Florida as leading petty officer/leading chief petty officer of Director of Intelligence Knowledge Management Branch. He led his branch in disseminating products to execute intelligence operations, identifying and assessing threats, engaging partner nations to build intelligence capability and capacity to support U.S. national security objectives, campaign plans, and theater operations. He was selected to chief petty officer during this tour. In December 2008 he reported to USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58) Mayport, Florida as the communications leading chief petty officer and communication officer and deployed in support of Africa Partnership Station (APS) West, African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP) deployment in support of the APS East and Exercise Cutlass Express in the Fifth and Sixth Fleet AOR’s. He was selected to senior chief petty officer during this tour.
Following a successful tour, Young completed the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 166 - Blue) in February 2012 and reported to U.S. Central Command, Tampa, Florida in March 2012 as the commander’s communication team superintendent where he was selected for the Command Senior Chief Program and soon later promoted to Master Chief. In June 2017 he reported to Patrol Squadron (VP) 5, NAS Jacksonville, Florida as the command master chief. The squadron successfully completed deployments in the Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Fleet AORs. In July 2020 he reported to Special Projects Squadron (VPU) 2. In September 2022 he reported to VP-30 and currently serves as Command Master Chief.
He is entitled to wear the Enlisted Aviation, Surface, and Information Warfare Specialist pins, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), and various campaign, service and unit awards.