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Master Chief Nathan G. Hon enlisted in the Navy at the El Paso MEPS in 1999 and completed Recruit Training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois and Cryptologic Technician Communications “A” School, Pensacola, Florida. He is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 183 Khaki) and Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course (Class 195). He earned an Associate of Science in Business Administration 2006, a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from American Intercontinental University 2009, and a Master of Science in Leadership – Higher Education Administration from Mid-America Christian University 2015.
Master Chief Hon’s past assignments include cryptologic technician communicator aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD- 6); SCI system administrator, Office of Naval Intelligence, Special Intelligence Communications, Rota, Spain; recruit division commander, Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL; information assurance manager, Special Operations Command Central, Tampa, FL; mobility department leading chief petty officer, Strategic Communications Wing One, Oklahoma City, OK; communications watch officer, Commander, Task Force 69, Naples, Italy.
Master Chief Hon’s command tours include Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20, Patuxent River, MD; Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Milwaukee Military Entrance Processing Station, Milwaukee, WI; Command Master Chief, Surface Combat Systems Training Command, Great Lakes, IL.
His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Service Commendation Medals (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals (three wards), Joint Service Achievement Medals (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals (six awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal (one award) and various unit and service medals.