CMDCS Sherita M. Jackson

Command Senior Chief, USS Wichita (LCS 13)

01 March 2021

Studio portrait of CMDCS Sherita M. Jackson
CMDCS Sherita M. Jackson
Studio portrait of CMDCS Sherita M. Jackson
CMDCS Sherita M. Jackson
Studio portrait of CMDCS Sherita M. Jackson
Photo By: MC2 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 210301-N-OW182-0003
 Command Senior Chief Sherita Jackson is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana.  She enlisted in the Navy on August 14, 1996 and completed initial entry training and Fireman Apprentice School at Great Lakes, Illinois. Upon competition of her initial sea tour she reported to Aerographers Mate A-School in Biloxi, Mississippi in January 1999.  In April 2005 she returned to Biloxi, Mississippi for Aerographers Mate Forecasting C-School.  Additionally, she is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 205, Gold), and a graduate of Command Master Chief Course (Class 208).
Afloat, she reported for her initial sea tour aboard USS Simon Lake (AS 33) in December 1996 forward deployed in La Maddalena, Italy, where she earned the Enlisted Surface Warfare Designation.  In June 2001, she reported aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) in Mayport, FL.  During her tour she completed a deployment to U.S. 5th and 6th Fleets and earned the Enlisted Aviation Warfare Designation.  She reported to Expeditionary Combat Readiness Command Norfolk, VA in January 2011 for an Individual Augmentee assignment to Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa.  While deployed to Djibouti, she served as the Forecasting Leading Petty Officer and earned the Information Warfare and Expeditionary Warfare Designations.  She reported to Fleet Weather Center Norfolk, VA, in January 2012 assigned to Strike Group Oceanography Team.  During her tour she was a part of USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and USS Bataan (LHD 5) METOC Detachments.  She was advanced to Chief Petty Officer and completed a deployment to U.S. 5th and 6th Fleets.  She reported onboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in January 2018 in Norfolk, VA where she served as the Lead 3MC, completing a deployment to U.S. 5th and 6th Fleets.  CDMCS Jackson is serving as the Senior Enlisted Advisor aboard USS Wichita (LCS 13) since July 2020.  
Ashore, upon completion of A-School, she reported to Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst in Lakehurst, New Jersey in June 1999.  Serving as a Weather Observer she advanced to the ranks of Petty Officer Third Class and Petty Office Second Class during her tour.   Upon completion of her C-School, she reported to Naval Aviation Forecast Center Norfolk, VA in January 2006.  During her tour she advanced to Petty Officer First Class, serving as an Aviation Forecaster and Section Leading Petty Officer.  In January 2009 she reported to Naval Professional Development Detachment Atlantic, Norfolk, VA where she served as an instructor and curriculum developer she earned the Master Training Specialist Certification. In January 2015 she reported to Fleet Weather Center Norfolk Operations Department, severing as the Operations Leading Chief Petty Officer.  During this tour she was advanced to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer.  
Command Senior Chief personal decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Award (six awards) and the Good Conduct Award (eight awards), as well as various unit awards, campaign and service decorations.


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