Command Master Chief
CMC James Beadle
Master Chief James Beadle hails from Bridgeport, Connecticut, and entered the Navy in January 1996 at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois. He attended Aviation Support Equipment “A” School in Millington, Tennessee, and several “C” Schools in Jacksonville, Florida, and San Diego, California, before reporting to his first ship.
Beadle’s sea duty assignments include USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), Fleet Composite Squadron (VC) 6, Mosul, Iraq, and USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). He made multiple deployments to the Persian Gulf, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and operations and port visits in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, as well as hurricane relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, following Hurricanes Irma and Marie.
Ashore, he served at the “Southern Most” aircraft intermediate maintenance detachment, Naval Air Facility Key West, Florida; aircraft intermediate maintenance detachment, Misawa, Japan; Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4, Little Creek, Virginia; and Beachmaster Unit 2, Little Creek, Virginia. He is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy and the CMC/COB Course in Newport, Rhode Island. He currently serves as the command master chief of Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic.
Beadle is designated an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and Safe for Flight. His decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 awards), Navy Good Conduct Medal (7 awards) and various unit, campaign, and service awards.