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Command Master Chief Damon D. Powell

Command Master Chief Powell is a native of Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Hawthorne High School.
He enlisted in the United States Navy in May 2002, attending Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, IL. Upon completion of boot camp, he attended Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) ‘A’ School in Pensacola, FL.
His operational assignments include: Strike Fighter Squadron’s 27 (VFA-27), 115 (VFA-115), and 195 (VFA-195) completing deployments onboard USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63), USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CV-73), and USS RONALD REAGAN (CV-76), respectively.
His shore assignments include: Strike Fighter Wing Pacific Maintenance Unit, El Centro, California; Navy Recruiting District LA, Los Angeles, California; Fleet Logistics Support Squadron FOUR ZERO (VRC-40), and Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120) Norfolk, Virginia.
Master Chief Powell was selected for the Command Senior Enlisted Leader Program in 2018.  His duties as Senior Enlisted Leader include: USS PIONEER (MCM 9), U.S. Naval Medical Readiness and Training Command Guam, and Patrol Squadron FOUR ZERO (VP-40) where he currently serves as the Command Master Chief.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Fort Hays State University, is a graduate of the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 210, Gray) and Command Master Chief / Chief of the Boat (CMC/COB) course. He is qualified to wear the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS) breast insignia.
His personal awards include Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal (seven awards), and various unit and campaign awards.

Last Updated: 16 January 2024

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