Master Chief Knupp, a native of Jennerstown, PA, graduated from North Star High School in 1989, and joined the United States Navy in February 1991.
During his time in the Navy as a Personnelman, he served at Administrative Support Unit, Southwest Asia, Fujairah Air Logistics Detachment, Personnel Support Detachments Treasure Island and New London, USS EMORY S LAND (AS 39), USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44), Expeditionary Strike Group TWO, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic, and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command FIFTH Fleet.
Following selection as a Command Master Chief, he has served at Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35, U.S. PACFLT’s Chief Petty Officer Training Team, USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3), Expeditionary Strike Group TWO, Director – Command Senior Enlisted Leader Management Office and is currently serving as the Force Master Chief for Naval Surface Force Atlantic.
Master Chief Knupp is proud to have served as part of teams that earned Battle “E”s, Navy Unit Commendations, Meritorious Unit Commendations, and Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation.