Command Master Chief Jeffrey M. West, is a native of Hilliard, OH. He enlisted in the United States Navy in August 1994 and attended basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. He reported to Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL where he completed Gas Turbine Systems Mechanical “A” School. Upon graduation, he reported for duty onboard USS ELLIOTT (DD 967) where he complete two 5th FLEET AOR deployments and earned is Engineering Officer of the Watch qualification. His fleet assignments include USS MCINERNEY (FFG 8), USS CARNEY (DDG 64), and USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64). In addition, Master Chief West completed shore assignments as Recruit Division Commander, Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Ill, Gas Turbine System Mechanical “C” School instructor, Training Support Center, Great Lakes, IL, and Engineering Assessments Inspector, Afloat Training Group, Mayport, FL. Command Master Chief West served as the Command Master Chief onboard USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58) October 2016 to March 2019 and is currently serving as the Command Master Chief onboard USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC 20). Additionally, he is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Class 199 and has earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare and Master Training Specialist designations. His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (one award) Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (9 awards), and various unit and campaign awards.