CMDCM(SW/AW) Michael J. Mashburn is a native of Spokane Wash.,
and graduated from McCloud High School class of ’88. He entered
the Navy in October 1990 and attended recruit training at
Recruit Training Command in Orlando, Fla.
Following recruit training, Master Chief Mashburn reported to
his first sea duty assignment USS Sterett (CG 31),
forward deployed to Subic Bay, Philippines. During this tour he
was advanced to Boiler Technician Third Class. Following
Homeport change to Naval Station San Diego, he was detailed to
HT “A” school in Philadelphia Pa., followed by HT “C” School in
San Diego Calif. Upon completion of “C” School, Master Chief
Mashburn reported to USS Thatch (FFG 53), forward
deployed to Yokosuka Japan, as a Hull Technician Second Class.
His follow-on shore assignment was to Trident Refit Facility,
Bangor, Wash., in 1995 where he was assigned to Code 310 as a
ship fitter. In early 1996 he was assigned to the Master-at-Arms
(MA) office and was approved for conversion to Master-at-Arms.
Master Chief Mashburn reported in September 1999 to Lackland
AFB, San Antonio Tx., for MA “A” School and negotiated follow on
Orders to USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). He reported onboard
in December 1999. While onboard he was advanced to Petty Officer
First Class. An opportunity presented itself and Master Chief
Mashburn volunteered for temporary duty to USS Princeton
(CG 59) for the 2001 Vinson Strike Group deployment. While
deployed on September 11, 2001, the date of the terrorist
attacks on the World Trade Center, the Vinson Strike Group was
redirected to the coast of Afghanistan to spearhead Operation
His next assignment was to USS Ingraham (FFG 61) where he
served as Chief Master-at-Arms. During this tour he was promoted
to Chief Petty Officer in 2003. Upon completion of this tour, he
reported to Afloat Training Group Pacific Northwest. During this
tour he was selected for individual augmentee (IA) to Forward
Operating Base, Shield, to Law and Order Taskforce,
Multi-National Forces Iraq, where he served as the Senior
Enlisted Advisor. He was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer
Upon completion of his IA, he accepted orders to USS Theodore
Roosevelt (CVN 71). While attached to Roosevelt he was
selected for Master Chief in 2010. His next assignment was to USS
Nimitz (CVN 68). This tour was highlighted with his selection for
Command Master Chief in 2012.
Master Chief Mashburn is currently serving as the Command Master Chief
for NRD Denver.
Master Chief Mashburn is a graduate of both the Navy Senior Enlisted
Academy class ’139 and Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course,
class 12140, Newport, R.I.
His personal awards included the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy
and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine
Corps Achievement Medal (eight awards), and various unit and campaign
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