Master Chief Christopher D. Graham
Master Chief Graham is a native of Fort Myers, FL. He enlisted in the United States Navy and attended Recruit Training Command in San Diego, CA in 1993.
He attended Dental Technician "A" school in San Diego, CA then Field Medical Service School in Camp Pendleton, CA. Upon graduation, he was assigned to 11th Dental Company Iwakuni, Japan.
In 1995, he attended Surgical Technologist "C" School in Bethesda, MD where he graduated top of his class. After completing his training as a surgical technologist, he transferred to the USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) Alameda, CA. Other fleet assignments include the 13th Dental Company at MCAS Miramar, and the 1st Marine Logistics Group at Camp Pendleton, CA. Master Chief Graham completed shore assignments at Naval Hospital Beaufort, Naval Hospital Rota, and served as the Hospital Corpsman Rating Specialist at Naval Personnel Command Millington, TN where he received the Senior Enlisted Leadership Award for Naval Personnel Command 2014.
Master Chief Graham has completed multiple deployments in support of OPERATION Desert Fox on board the USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70), OPERATION Iraqi Freedom II while assigned to Alpha Surgical Company Alasad, Iraq and OPERATION Enduring Freedom while assigned to 1st Marine Logistics Group FWD as the Health Service Support Element LCPO in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Master Chief Graham is an Honor Graduate from the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 165, a graduate from the USMC Senior Enlisted Professional Education (SEPME) course class 4-15, and a graduate from the CMC/COB course class 140. His special achievements include 2000 Senior Sailor of the Year Naval Hospital Beaufort, 2006 Senior Sailor of the Year Commander Naval Activities Spain, he was selected to Chief Petty Officer 2007, selected for Senior Chief in 2013, and selected for Master Chief in 2016 his personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (5 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (4 awards) and other numerous campaign, unit and service awards. Master Chief Graham has earned the Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist for the Logistical Combat Element, and Surface Warfare Specialist.