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CMDCM Jay’e Jerrod’e Bell

Command Master Chief, Destroyer Squadron 28

10 February 2021

Studio portrait of CMDCM Jay’e Jerrod’e Bell
CMDCM Jay’e Jerrod’e Bell
Studio portrait of CMDCM Jay’e Jerrod’e Bell
CMDCM Jay’e Jerrod’e Bell
Studio portrait of CMDCM Jay’e Jerrod’e Bell
Photo By: MC2 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 210210-N-OW182-0005
 CMDCM(SW) Jay’e Jerrod’e Bell is a native of Augusta, GA. He enlisted in the Navy in Dec 1994 and reported to Seamanship ATD.
 
During his first tour as a Deck Seaman, he served onboard the USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS FFG-58 in Norfolk, VA. He did two deployments in Deck Department before cross rating to GMGSN. He then reported to, Naval/Marine Corps Reserve Center Augusta GA where he provided small arms training and administrative support to Reserve assets. During this tour, he advanced to Third Class Petty Officer.
 
He then served on the USS STARK FFG 31, serving as a 3” technician, completing another deployment before she was decommissioned out of Mayport, FL.  CMDCM Bell then reported to Naval Station Mayport Base Weapons Department during which he advanced to Second Class Petty Officer.
 
As a Second Class CMDCM Bell reported to GM A School and Vertical Launch Systems C School where he picked up First Class Petty Officer. In 2003, he reported to USS LAKE-ERIE CG-70 where he supported the first Ballistic Defense Missions. There he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Combat Systems Officer Of The Watch and Combat Systems Coordinator qualifications and was selected, initiated and accepted into the Chief Petty Officers Mess.
 
CMDCM Bell immediately reported to 5’ 54 C School in San Diego, CA and returned to sea in 2007 onboard the USS PORT ROYAL CG-73 and served as Leading Chief Petty Officer of “Almighty” CG Division. During this four year tenure, he was promoted to Departmental Leading Chief Petty Officer.
 
In 2011, he completed Advanced Vertical Launch Systems Technician school in Port Huneme, CA and reported to Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as a Vertical Launch Systems support technician  and Ships Maintenance Supervisor for USS HOPPER, USS CHOSIN and USS CHUNG-HOON. During this tour he advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer and served temporally as acting CMC for the Shipyard.
 
CMDCM Bell then reported to Maintenance and Material Management Coordinator School in San Diego CA and USS WILLIAM P. LAWRENCE DDG-110 as 3MC. During this tour he was promoted to Master Chief GunnersMate.  He subsequently was selected to Command Master Chief before graduating from the Senior Enlisted Academy and Command Leadership School in 2017.
 
He then served as Command Master Chief of the USS O'KANE from 2017-2020 earning the Secretary Of Defense Maintenance Award for 2019 before being selected as Command Master Chief of the Almighty USS GETTYSBURG.
 
CMDCM Bell successfully overseen USS GETTYSBURG’s unprecedented reactivation and return to NAVAL STATION NORFOLK as a ship of the line after a seven year SLEP at BAE Shipyard. His vast and varied experience coupled with consistent success in the most challenging assignments resulted in his being selected by the ATLANTIC FORCE MASTERCHIEF as the first Command Master Chief of DESRON 28.
 
CMDCM Bell has no individual awards but has been recognized though team efforts throughout his career.


 
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