Command ​Master Chief Jerry E. Dotson

Command Master Chief, Patrol Squadron (VP) 69

20 December 2020 Master Chief Dotson, a native of Garden Grove, CA and raised in Sacramento, CA.

He enlisted in the Navy on July 2002, and attended recruit training and Electrician's Mate “A" School in Great Lakes, IL. 

Upon graduating “A" school, he received orders to Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA), Ingleside, TX. During this tour, he worked for 51-A motor rewind shop. Upon his transfer he advanced to EM2. In March 2004, he was transferred to USS RODNEY M. DAVIS (FFG-60), stationed in Everett, WA. While onboard he attained his Enlisted Surface Warfare designation and Engineering Officer of the Watch. While onboard, he deployed to Southern Pacific in support of Counter-Narcotics Terrorism Operations. During the 2007 deployment, the Coast guard credited RODNEY M. DAVIS with the first liquid cocaine seizures in the Eastern Pacific. He was promoted to EM1 under the Command Advancement Program.

 In December 2009, he transferred to Navy Operational Support Center, Everett, WA where he started serving as the Command Career Counselor.  After his selection to Chief Petty Officer he was appointed as the Senior Enlisted Leader for NOSC Everett. He then transferred to USS SIMPSON (FFG-56) home ported in Mayport, FL as the Electrical Division LCPO, in July 2013. While onboard he was selected to Senior Chief and completed two AFRICOM Deployments.

 ​​​​​​​​In November 2015 he reported to NOSC Phoenix as the Command Senior Chief. He was selected for Master Chief during this tour. He assumed the duties of Command Master Chief, VP-69 in December 2018.

 ​​​​​​​​He earned an Associate's Degree in General Studies from Columbia College of Missouri and is a graduate of United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 190(Brown) and Command Master Chief Course, Class 149.

 ​​​​​​​​His Decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards) Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6 awards) and various service and campaign awards. He attributes all of his personal awards and successes to his family, mentors and the Sailors with whom he had proudly served exemplifying the Navy's Core Values.​​​​​
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