Command Master Chief
CMDCM Timothy Newell
Command Master Chief Newell is a native of Winfield, Illinois. He enlisted in the Navy in March of 2000 and attended Basic Training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL.
Following completion of basic training, he reported to Groton, CT and attended Basic Enlisted Submarine School (BESS), and follow on “A” and “C” schools. In January 2001, he reported to USS FLORIDA (SSBN 728) as a Machinist Mate Weapons, earning his Submarine qualification, completing 3 Trident Deterrent Patrols, and advancing to Petty Officer Second Class.
In March 2007, he re-enlisted as a Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) Second Class and reported to USS HOWARD (DDG 83), where he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualification and completed his first Western Pacific Deployment.
In May 2009 he reported to Recruit Training Command (RTC) as a Recruit Division Commander. He trained seven divisions, earned his Master Training Specialist, received his AA degree in General Studies from American Military University, and advanced to Chief Petty Officer in 2012.
Upon completion of his shore tour, he again reported to USS HOWARD (DDG 83) in March 2013, where he assumed the duties as Main Propulsion Division LCPO. In 2015 he advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer, assuming the duties as the Engineering Department Leading Chief Petty Officer. He completed 2 Western Pacific Deployments and earned his Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist qualification as part of the first DDG platform to authorize the qualification on Flight II DDG’s. In December 2016, he graduated from the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 202/Gold Group), and was then selected for the Command Senior Chief Program in 2017.
In 2018, he advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer and graduated from the CMC/COB Course Class 186. His first Command Master Chief assignment was with LCS Crew 218/PCU KANSAS CITY (LCS 22) Blue Crew and after only 8 months onboard, he was selected to lead as Command Master Chief of USS HOPPER (DDG 70), where he served from 2019-2021.
Command Master Chief Newell reported to VFA-213 BLACKLIONS in March 2021.
Master Chief Newell’s military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, as well as numerous other unit citation and service awards.