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CMDCM(SW/IW) William C. Worthen

Command Master Chief Worthen is a native of Idaho and a 1994 graduate of High School in Arkansas. He enlisted in the United States Navy in June 1994 and attended basic training in Great Lakes, IL.  After bootcamp he completed OS “A” School.
 

In 1994, he reported to his first duty station, USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) where he rose to the rank of OS3 and in 1996 did a no cost duty Swap to the USS Ticonderoga (CG 47) until February of 1999.

 

In 1999 he reported to NTTC Meridian Mississippi where we became an “A” School Company Commander.

 

In January 2001 he cross rated to Master At Arms (MA) and attended Military Working Dog Handler C School at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio Texas. Worthen then reported to NSA La Maddalena, Italy in June of 2001 to 2003.   He then transferred to NAS Fallon, Nevada where he spent time as a dog handler and Command Investigator until July of  2006.

 

In July of 2006 he reported to the USS O’Kane (DDG 77) in pearl harbor, HI.  In 2007 he obtained the rank of Chief Petty Officer.  He reported to NAS Kingsville, Texas  in September of 2009 and served as the LCPO of Security.

 

In July of 2013 He did an unaccompanied tour in Souda Bay, Crete as the LCPO of Security and was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2014.  In August of 2014 he reported to European Command HeadQuarters as an Anti-terrorism Officer for the European Theater.

 

In 2017 He was selected for the Command Senior Chief program and transferred in November of 2017 to NCTS Sicily and assumed duties as Command Senior Chief.  In 2018 he was selected to Command Master Chief.

 

In May 2019, Worthen reported to  USS James E Williams (DDG 95) homeported in Norfolk and assumed duties as Command Master Chief.

He is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 205 Gold) and Command Leadership School, Newport Rhode Island . He holds an Associate’s degree with University of Phoenix.

 

Master Chief Worthen’s awards include the Defense Meritorious Medal,  Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Joint Achievement Medal,  Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards) and various unit and campaign awards.


 



 
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