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Randy Reid

Command Master Chief - NTAG Great Lakes

01 April 2022

Command Master Chief Randy Reid
NTAG Great Lakes Command Master Chief Randy Reid
Command Master Chief Randy Reid
NTAG Great Lakes Command Master Chief Randy Reid
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VIRIN: 220425-N-VO219-1001

Master Chief Reid, born in Oscoda, Mich., graduating from Quitman High School, Ark., in 1991. Reid enlisted in the Navy in April 1992 and completed basic recruit training at Recruit Training Command (RTC), Orlando, Fla., followed by surface quartermaster "A" school in Orlando. He then attended basic enlisted submarine school in Groton, Conn.

His first assignment was USS Archerfish (SSN 678) in December 1992. While assigned to Archerfish, Reid completed three six-month deployments and conducted a crew combination and change of homeport to Bremerton, Wash., for decommissioning.

In December 1998, he reported to Naval submarine school in Groton as a navigation instructor. From January to October 2001, he was assigned to Naval submarine school as a student for navigation maintenance "C" school; following his graduation from "C" school, he reported to USS Providence (SSN 719). From October 2001 to January 2004, Reid was assigned as the navigation leading petty officer (LPO). He completed a six-month deployment in direct support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and was advanced to the rank of chief petty officer in September 2003.

In January 2004, he reported to USS Annapolis (SSN 760) as assistant navigator. During this tour, Annapolis completed a change of homeport and a 13-month depot modernization period (DMP). Following DMP, the ship completed a Mediterranean deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT).

In April 2006, Reid transferred to the submarine learning center in Groton as the navigation rating lead. While there, he developed the voyage management system (VMS) certifier course, which led to successful electronic chart display information system (ECDIS) certifications of 27 submarines. He was advanced to the rank of senior chief petty officer in 2006.

He reported to USS Missouri (SSN 780) in July 2008 as the assistant navigator where he successfully completed a shortened build cycle and the associated trials and testing. Reid was advanced to master chief petty officer in 2010, and reported to PCU Minnesota (SSN 783) as chief of the boat in January 2011. In March 2014 he returned to Naval submarine school as the basic enlisted submarine training department director and served as command master chief for Naval submarine school.

In January 2017, Reid transferred to Training Support Center, Great Lakes to serve as command master chief, where his leadership and oversight was instrumental in training, and delivering 36,000 accession Sailors to the Fleet. In October of 2020 Master Chief Reid transferred to Navy Talent Acquisition Group Great Lakes where he is serving as command master chief.


His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3 Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 Awards), Good Conduct Medal (4 Awards), and various unit and campaign awards.