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CMDCM Ryan K. King  
 

Command Master Chief King enlisted in the Navy on 02 December 2003, attending initial training at RTC Great Lakes, Il.  Upon completion of initial training, Master Chief King attended and completed OS ‘A’ School in Dam Neck, Virginia.  His first tour of duty was onboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) where he qualified as a CIC Watch Supervisor, CIC Watch Officer, Air Intercept Controller and multiple warfare coordinator positions which supported the Ballistic Missile Defense of the Korean Peninsula.  In 2009, Master Chief King transferred to USS Mustin (DDG 89) where he was selected to the rank of Chief Petty Officer, serving as OI Division LCPO.  During his tour, MUSTIN executed multiple HADR missions to include Operation Tomodachi (Japan) and Laem Chabang (Thailand).

In 2012, Master Chief King completed his next tour of duty across multiple Navy forward operating task forces within the Arabian Gulf directing over 30 Army, Navy and Coast Guard units in the validation force interoperability against multi-axis threats, while executing daily counter-narcotic, anti-piracy and life-saving operations.   
 
In 2015, Master Chief King was selected to his shore tour onboard the prestigious US Navy Ceremonial Guard, where he was selected to Command Senior Chief and eventually Command Master Chief.  Master Chief King oversaw the execution of hundreds of Navy Full Honors Funerals at Arlington National Cemetery, KIA transfers at Dover Air Force Base and the 2016 Presidential Inauguration.
 
In 2019 Master Chief King assumed duties onboard USS Wichita (LCS 13), which is the Navy’s premiere mine counter measures testing platform.   In February 2020, Master Chief King was selected and currently serves onboard USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) homeported in Mayport, Florida.

Master Chief King is a qualified Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and his personal awards include: Navy Commendation Medal (Two Gold Stars), Navy Marine Corp Achievement Medal (Silver Star), Joint Service, Korean Service, Navy Unit Commendation, and multiple other service or campaign awards.

 
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