Command Master Chief Jonathon M. Carter
Master Chief Carter is a native of West Point, VA. He enlisted in the Navy in 1989. He attended recruit training in Orlando, FL, ET "A" school in Great Lakes, IL, and "C" school in San Diego, CA. His first duty station was aboard USS Shenandoah (AD-44) in Norfolk, VA, completing three six-month Mediterranean cruises, and qualifying ESWS.
In July 1995 he reported to NAS Brunswick, Maine, where he served as Ground Electronics Maintenance Division, Air Traffic Control Communications Work Center Supervisor.
In August 1998, he reported to Naval Special Warfare Development Group. He served as the Tactical Surveillance Element (TSE) LPO and LCPO. He qualified EAWS, Navy Freefall Parachutist and completed two deployments to Bosnia and three to Afghanistan.
In May 2008, Master Chief Carter reported to NCTS Detachment Okinawa, Japan where he served as Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL). In October 2010, he reported to USS George Washington (CVN 73) in Yokosuka, Japan where he served as CSMM and Departmental LCPO.
His first CMC tour was with USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC 20) in Gaeta, Italy followed by a tour with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron FIVE ONE (HSM-51) in Atsugi, Japan.
In May 2017 he reported to Commander, Task Force SEVEN TWO/Commander, Fleet Air Forward.
He is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, (154 Green), Command Master Chief-Chief of the Boat course (Class 100), Keystone 2017-1, MCPON Command Senior Enlisted Leader Seminar, and the Navy Senior Leader Seminar. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration "Cum laude" from Trident University International.
Master Chief Carter has been awarded the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Joint Service Commendation Medal (2), Navy Commendation medal (2), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (3), and other personal, unit and campaign awards.