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Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 4 “Shadows”

Command Master Chief (AW/SW) Leonard C. Eugene

Command Master Chief, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 4

A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, CMDCM Eugene Graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and enlisted in the Navy in January 1998 under the delayed entry program.  He reported to RTC Great Lake, Illinois for Basic Training in March 1998 and then attended Aviation Ordnancemen “A” School. 
 
Upon graduation he reported to USS TARAWA (LHA-1).  In October 2000, he reported to Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD), Naval Air Station NAS North Island, where he was assigned to the 730 Division. 
 
In November 2002, he reported aboard USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) and was assigned to Weapons Department, G-1 Division.  During this tour he earned his Enlisted Aviation Warfare and Surface Warfare Specialist. 
 
In March 2005, he reported to HSL 49 as the Leading Aviation Ordnance Technician.  He volunteered to provide aid and assistance during Joint Task Force Katrina hurricane recovery efforts. 
 
In May 2008, he reported aboard USS BOHOMME-RICHARD (LHD-6) and was assigned to Weapons Department as the G-3 Division Leading Petty Officer.  In August 2009 he became Leading Petty Officer for the entire Weapon Department and in September 2010 was selected to Chief Petty Officer.
 
In June 2011, he volunteered for an Individual Augmentation to Guantanamo, Cuba for detention operations at Joint Task Force-GTMO.  He became the Battalion Training Officer for more than 500 guards.  Upon completion of his IA he reported to COMHSCWINGPAC as the Ordnance Advisor and in June of 2014 he was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer.
 
In December 2015, he reported to HSC 23 as the Ordnance Leading Chief Petty Officer.  In September 2017 he volunteered to cross deck to HSC 14 where he was selected for Command Senior Chief in February 2018.
 
In August 2019, he reported to USS MANCHESTER (LCS-14) as the Command Senior Chief and in July 2021 he was selected to Command Master Chief.
 
He is currently serving as Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 4 Command Master Chief.
 
Master Chief Eugene is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 212 Blue) and CMC/COB Course (Class 204) and has a degree from Vincennes University.
 
His personal decorations, medals, campaign, and service awards are all due to the hard work and dedication of the great Sailors Master Chief Eugene has been fortunate enough to serve with. 
 

Leaders

Commander Brooke H. Desrochers

Commanding Officer, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 4

Commander Kirby Williams

Executive Officer, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 4

Command Master Chief (AW/SW) Leonard C. Eugene

Command Master Chief, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 4

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