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CMDCM Charles Eakley
 


Command Master Chief Eakley is a native of Bronx, New York. He graduated from the High School of Music and Arts 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 1997.
 
Master Chief Eakley’s sea duty assignment includes assignments on USS PETERSON (DD 969), USS BULKELEY (DDG 84), USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7), USS KAUFFMAN (FFG 59), PATROL COASTAL SQUADRON ONE, and USS ARLINGTON (LPD 24).
 
He has seen multiple deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean Sea, Baltic Sea, Persian Gulf, and operations and port visits in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
 
Ashore, Master Chief served at Transient Personnel Unit Puget Sound, Washington as Command Senior Chief, at Command Undersea Surveillance, Virginia Beach as Operations and Training Department LCPO.
 
November 2019, he reported to Strike Fighter Squadron Two-One-One (VFA-211) in Oceana, Virginia, where he currently serves as the Command Master Chief.
 
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 (four 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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