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Command Master Chief
CMDCM(AW/SS/IW) Thomas F. "Tom" Curtin

Command Master Chief Tom Curtin, a native of Jersey City, New Jersey. In November of 1996, he attended Basic Training in Great Lakes, Illinois followed by Basic Enlisted Submarine School and Submarine Fire Control Technician "A" school in Groton, Connecticut. He attended Fire Control Technician "C" school in Kings Bay, Georgia. He converted to Information Systems Technician (Submarines) in 2010. He qualified Chief of the Boat in 2012 and was selected for Command Master Chief in 2021.
His in-rate at sea duty assignments include USS Tennessee (SSBN 734)(Blue) serving as the Network Administrator / Fire Control Technician Division Leading Petty Officer completing nine strategic deterrent patrols, USS Georgia (SSGN 729)(Gold) serving as the Navigation / Operations Department Enlisted Advisor completing five EUCOM / AFRICOM deployments.
He served as the Chief of the Boat on USS Alaska (SSBN 732)(Blue) through four strategic deterrent patrols. He served as the Chief of the Boat on USS Florida (SSGN 728)(Gold) through a major modernization period preparing for the crew for combat operations. He served as Command Master Chief for Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 “Mad Foxes” through two deployments in support of EUCOM, INDOPACOM, and CENTCOM.
Ashore he was assigned to Center for Information Dominance serving as the Senior Enlisted Leader responsible for the training and development of students attending four Information Systems Technician “C” schools. He was also assigned to Submarine Squadron Sixteen as the Communications Department Chief responsible for the training and development of ship’s control teams for naval special warfare and littoral operations, while mentoring and developing each crew’s Information Warfare teams.
As of June 2024, he has assumed duties of Command Master Chief of Unmanned Patrol Squadron (VUP) 19.
Curtin is a graduate of the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Class 200 Gold and the Command Master Chief / Chief of the Boat Course Class 165. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (seven awards) and various unit, service and campaign decorations. He is qualified Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, Submarine Warfare, and Enlisted Information Warfare Specialist.  |  |  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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