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CMDCM James P. Clarke



CMDCM James ClarkeCommand Master Chief James P. Clarke, a native of Staten Island, New York, enlisted in the United States Navy in April 2000.   Following completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, IL, he completed Aviation Structural Mechanic Apprentice School in Pensacola, Florida. 

Immediately following “A” school graduation he reported to his first duty assignment with Fighter Squadron 154 (VF-154) based in Atsugi, Japan.  After a successful tour in Japan he completed tours of duty at Fighter Squadron 211 (VF/VFA-211), Navy Recruiting District New York where he served as the Naval Special Warefare/Naval Special Operations Coordinator and Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center Iraq (ECRC Iraq).  In 2010 he reported to Strike Fighter Squadron 31 (VFA-31) where he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer.  In 2012 he reported to Fleet Readiness Center Mid Atlantic Detachment Norfolk (FRCMA DET Norfolk) where he was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer.  His next tour was to Strike Fighter Squadron 143 (VFA-143) where he was accepted to the Command Senior Chief program.   In May 2018, he reported to Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Virginia Capes (FACSFAC VACAPES) as the Senior Enlisted Leader and during this tour was advanced to Command Master Chief Petty Officer.

He currently serves as the Command Master Chief of the World Famous Pukin’ Dogs, Strike Fighter Squadron ONE FOUR THREE at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA.
 
Master Chief Clarke is a graduate the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (class 204, Purple) the Naval Leadership and Ethics Center (CMC/COB course class #191) and National Defense University, Joint Forces Staff College. 
 
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards) and numerous other unit and campaign awards.

 
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