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CMDCM Jeremy K. Byrd

Command Master Chief, USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), Blue Crew

12 March 2021

Studio portrait of CMDCM Jeremy K. Byrd
CMDCM Jeremy K. Byrd
Studio portrait of CMDCM Jeremy K. Byrd
CMDCM Jeremy K. Byrd
Studio portrait of CMDCM Jeremy K. Byrd
Photo By: MC2 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 210312-N-OW182-0003
Command Master Chief Byrd is a native of Citronelle, Alabama.  He enlisted in the Navy on July 1, 1997 and attended Recruit Training at RTC Great Lakes, Illinois.  He attended Naval Technical Training Center (NTTC), Corry Station, Pensacola, Florida for Electronic Warfare “A” School and graduated with honors in December of 1998.  In 2005, he received a degree in Applied Science from Excelsior College, and is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy Class 148 (Green Group) and CMC/COB course 206.
 
In January 1999, he reported to his first sea command aboard USS Decatur (DDG 73), serving as AN/SLQ-32A(V)3 Technician and Operator.  In June 2006, he reported to USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) as the Leading Chief Petty Officer of Operations Tactical Division.  Under his leadership, Roosevelt highly effective Passive Countermeasures Maintenance System (PCMS) was nominated by Southeast Regional Maintenance Center and COMDESRON 24 as the 2006 and 2007 PCMS Ship of the Year and was lauded in trade publications for its effectiveness.  In November 2013, he accepted orders to Commander, Carrier Strike Group 12 (CCSG 12) and served as CCSG 12 Senior Enlisted Advisor and N6/N39 LCPO.  He led CCSG 12 through a demanding training cycle, culminating in an around-the-world deployment aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).  His leadership was directly responsible for integrating Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare principles into an operational environment, resulting in TRCSG producing more Tactical Electronic Intelligence (TACELINT) Reports in one deployment than any strike group in history.
 
In September 2002, he transferred to the Center for Cryptology, Corry Station, Pensacola, Florida for duty as an EW “A” and “C” School instructor.  Within this successful tour, he was designated a Master Training Specialist, and in September 2005 was selected to Chief Petty Officer.  Following a successful sea tour, he transferred to Afloat Training Group Mayport as the lead Electronic Warfare Assessor.  In this capacity, he spearheaded a revolution in Electronic Warfare training for ATG under the new Surface Force Readiness Manual, resulting in a streamlined training cycle and improved EW readiness for all surface ships
 
In September 2016, he reported to Joint Forces Staff College as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader and faculty for the Joint Command and Control Information Operations School.
He is currently serving onboard USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) as Blue Milcrew Command Master Chief.
 
His earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Information Warfare Specialist, and Aviation Warfare Specialist designations.  Decorations include the Joint Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendations Medal (2 Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 Awards), and various unit and campaign awards.


 
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