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Master Chief Roberts

Command Master Chief, Harvey C. Barnum JR (DDG 124)

10 April 2024

Master Chief Roberts was born in Lakewood, Colorado and graduated from Wheat Ridge High School in 1994. He then joined the United States Navy and reported to Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, IL in 1996, and then Aviation Electronics Technician ‘A’ School, in Pensacola, FL. 

His first duty assignment was Strike Fighter Wing Pacific Maintenance Unity (SFWPMU) El Centro, CA, where he qualified as an F-14 and F/A-18 A/B/C/D Plane Captain and maintainer. In 1999, he reported to AIMD Oceana, VA as part of the Sea Operational Detachment (SeaOP Det) where he deployed onboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) and USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). It was during this time when he was advanced to Second Class Petty Officer. In July of 2003, he was selected for instructor duty at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) Oceana, VA. During this time, he was advanced to First Class Petty Officer. In July of 2006 He received orders to USS KEARSARGE (LHD-3) and was assigned as the CASS work center and divisional LPO. 

In June of 2009, he reported to Commander, Fleet Readiness Center (COMFRC) in Patuxent River, MD, where he worked as a production analysis. During that time, he volunteered to complete an Individual Augmented (IA) deployment in Bagram, Afghanistan, as a corrections officer. While deployed in 2011, he was selected, for Chief Petty Officer. 

Subsequent tours afterwards include USS AMERICA (LHA-6) and HSM-78, where he served as aircraft division LCPO and flight deck coordinator while deployed again on USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73). After advancing to Senior Chief, he reported to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) as a Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP) coordinator and Computerize Self Evaluation Checklist (CSEC) maintainer. Afterwards, he reported to HSC-28, and worked as the Quality Assurance Supervisor. During his tour with the DRAGON WHALES, he led a detachment as the Senior Enlisted Leader while deployed onboard USS BATAAN (LHD-5). It was during this tour that he was selected to Master Chief Petty Officer in 2020. 

While assigned to USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN-75) as the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) Leading Chief Petty Officer, he volunteered for an IA assignment in the kingdom of Bahrain as Command Master Chief of Isa Air Base, where he was selected for the Command Senior Enlisted Program. He is currently assigned to PCD HARVEY C. BARNUM JR (DDG-124) as the Command Master Chief. 

Master Chief Roberts is married to his wife Lori (25 years) and has two children; Sarah (23) and Jacob (19). His academic achievements include a bachelor’s degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Master Training Specialist. He also attended the SEA class 207, in Newport, RI. He graduated from the CMC/COB course on 9 December 2022 (Class 23020). 

His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Army Commendations Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), and various service and campaign awards. 


 
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