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CMDCM(AW/SW) CHARLES “CHUCK” EAKLEY


CMDCM(AW/SW) CHARLES “CHUCK” EAKLEY

Command Master Chief Eakley is a native of Bronx, New York. He graduated from the High School of Music and Art in 1989 and enlisted in the United States Navy in February 1996 under the delayed entry program. He completed Basic Training at RTC Great Lake, IL, in 1996 and Sonar Technician “A” school in San Diego, CA, in 1997.
 
Master Chief Eakley’s sea duty assignment includes assignments aboard USS PETERSON (DD 969), USS BULKELEY (DDG 84), USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7), USS KAUFFMAN (FFG 59) as Command Senior Chief, PATROL COASTAL SQUADRON ONE as Command Master Chief, USS ARLINGTON (LPD 24) as Command Master Chief, and Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-211) “CHECKMATES” as Command Master Chief.
 
He has seen multiple deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean Sea, Baltic Sea, Persian Gulf, and operations and port visits in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
 
Ashore Master Chief served at Transient Personnel Unit Puget Sound, Washington as Command Senior Chief and at Command Undersea
Surveillance, Virginia Beach as Operations and Training Department LCPO.
 
CMDCM Eakley currently serves as the Command Master Chief at Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-106) “GLADIATORS” at Oceana in  Virginia Beach, Virginia.
 
Master Chief Eakley is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy, Newport RI, Class 157 (Brown), and Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course Class 90. In 2018 he completed the Executive Leadership Symposium at Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia.
 
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and various unit, campaign, and service awards. He has earned the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist Insignia Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Insignia, and Integrated Undersea Surveillance System
(IUSS) Specialist Breast Insignia. 

 
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