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Command Master Chief Eric W. Hill was born in Long Branch, New Jersey and raised in Havelock, North Carolina. He graduated from Havelock High School and then entered the U.S. Navy, attending basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois in November 1994 before attending yeoman “A” school in Meridian, Mississippi.

His first assignment was Secretary of the Navy’s physical evaluation board, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC. He the reported as a student to broadened opportunity officer selection and training (BOOST). From there he reported to Naval Criminal Investigation Services Headquarters, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC. He reported for his first sea duty assignment to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE TWO ONE (VAW-121) in September 2000 deploying onboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). He next reported to the “Warlocks” of Scientific Development Squadron ONE (VXS-1) in Patuxent River, Maryland in October 2002.

In December 2006, he reported to USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Virginia. His next assignment was Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group, Suitland, Maryland in January 2010. During this tour he was also tasked to serve as an individual augmentee with the DOD Criminal Investigation Task Force. In March 2014 he joined the “Sunliners” of Strike Fighter Squadron EIGHT ONE (VFA-81) at Naval Air Station Oceana. During this tour he completed a 9.5 month deployment onboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. He was selected into the command senior chief/command master chief program and in September 2016 he reported as Naval Supply Systems Command, Fleet Logistics Center Bahrain’s first command senior chief. Thanks to the many Sailors he has led, as well as his mentors, he was selected to master chief petty officer in August 2017.

In March 2018 he reported as command master chief, Navy Recruiting District Richmond, VA.

Master Chief Hill is a graduate of the U.S. Navy’s Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 178, Purple) and the CMC/COB Course (Class 162). He has earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Grantham University and an Associate’s Degree in business administration from Columbia Southern University.

His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards) and numerous campaign and unit awards. He is also qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Information Warfare Specialist, and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist.


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