CMDCM Ryan K. King

Command Master Chief, USS The Sullivans (DDG 68)

11 December 2020
Studio porrait of CMDCM Ryan King
CMDCM Ryan King
Studio porrait of CMDCM Ryan King
CMDCM Ryan King
Studio porrait of CMDCM Ryan King
Photo By: MC2 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 201211-N-OW182-0003
Command Master Chief King is a native of Toledo, Ohio. He enlisted in the Navy on 02 December 2003, attending initial training at RTC Great Lakes, Il.  Upon completion of initial training, King attended and completed Operations Specialist ‘A’ School in Dam Neck, Virginia.  His first tour of duty was aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) where he qualified as a Combat Information Center (CIC) Watch Supervisor, CIC Watch Officer, Air Intercept Controller and multiple warfare coordinator positions, which supported the Ballistic Missile Defense of the Korean Peninsula.  In 2009, King transferred to USS Mustin (DDG 89) where he was selected to the rank of Chief Petty Officer, serving as OI Division LCPO.  During his tour, USS Mustin executed multiple Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response missions to include Operation Tomodachi (Japan) and Laem Chabang (Thailand).
In 2012, King completed his next tour of duty across multiple Navy forward-operating task forces within the Arabian Gulf directing over 30 Army, Navy and Coast Guard units in the validation force interoperability against multi-axis threats, while executing daily counter-narcotic, anti-piracy and life-saving operations.   
In 2015, King was selected for his shore-tour aboard the prestigious US Navy Ceremonial Guard, where he was selected to Command Senior Chief and eventually Command Master Chief. King oversaw the execution of hundreds of Navy Full Honors Funerals at Arlington National Cemetery, KIA transfers at Dover Air Force Base and the 2016 Presidential Inauguration.
In 2019, King assumed duties aboard USS Wichita (LCS 13), which is the Navy’s premiere mine counter measures testing platform. In February 2020, King was selected to serve aboard USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) homeported in Mayport, Florida.
King is a qualified Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and his personal awards include: Navy Commendation Medal (Two Gold Stars), Navy Marine Corp Achievement Medal (Silver Star), Joint Service, Korean Service, Navy Unit Commendation, and multiple other service or campaign awards.

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