Command Master Chief Ebony Pinnock

Command Master Chief, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 3

29 October 2020 Master Chief Ebony Pinnock, a native of Sacramento California, graduated from Highlands High School in 1998 and entered the Navy under the delayed entry program. She attended basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois in October 1998.
In February 1999, she reported for her first sea tour with Patrol Squadron Two Six, VP-26 “Tridents,” stationed in Brunswick, Maine, where she served as an undesignated Airman before striking into the Aviation Storekeeper rating. Master Chief Pinnock transferred from VP-26 as a First Class Petty Officer to Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Unit in Rota, Spain. She decommissioned AIMU and transferred to Commander Electronic Attack Wing Pacific Aviation Support Division to complete her shore tour. In 2007, she transferred to Electronic Attack Squadron One Four Zero, VAQ-140 “Patriots.”
After completing a sea tour with VAQ-140, where she was selected to Chief Petty Officer, she transferred to Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Maritime Pearl Harbor as the Senior Enlisted Leader and Fleet Maintenance- Submarine Expediting Operations Leading Chief Petty Officer in support of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.  In April 2013, she transferred to Naval Special Warfare Logistics and Support Unit THREE in Pearl City, Hawaii to serve as the Supply Department Leading Chief Petty Officer. In June 2016, she reported for duty to Fleet Air Reconnaissance Seven, VQ-7 “Roughnecks” as the Command Senior Chief and was selected to Master Chief in 2017.

Master Chief Pinnock’s husband of sixteen years is Aviation Machinist’s Mate Senior Chief Terrence Pinnock; they have two children.  She is a graduate of the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 191-GREEN) and the Command Master Chief Capstone Course (Class 159). She earned a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her awards include:  Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal; Navy Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6 awards), and various unit and campaign awards.
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