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Command Master Chief Billy Smith

Command Master Chief Billy Smith is a native of the Pacific Northwest and a 1991 graduate of Wallace High School in Wallace, Idaho. He entered the Navy through the Delayed Entry Program and arrived for basic training at Recruit Training Command, San Diego, California in June 1991.

His previous assignments have included: 1ST Marine Division; Camp Pendleton, CA; (two tours); Marine Corps Recruit Depot; San Diego, CA, Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook, CA; Naval Support Activity Manama, Bahrain; Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory; Mobile Security Squadron 3, Det. 32, Coronado, CA; Joint Task Force Bravo, Soto Cano Air Base, Republic of Honduras; Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA; USNS MERCY (T-AH-19) San Diego, CA; Commander Navy Region Europe/Africa/Southwest Asia, Naples, Italy; and Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fl. During his tour in Pensacola, he was promoted to Master Chief in April 2016 and selected for the Command Master Chief program the same year. He has completed Command Senior Enlisted Leader tours at Naval Support Facility Deveselu, Romania, as the installation’s first CSEL; Coastal Riverine Group 2 Manama, Bahrain, Navy Talent Acquisition Group Miami, Flor and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. He assumed the duties as the Naval District Washington Command Master Chief in February 2023.

He is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 175/Green), Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course and the U.S. Air Force Phoenix RAVEN program, where he earned his lifetime numeric identifier N95.

His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), U. S. Air Force Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards) and various other unit awards. Smith is authorized to wear the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Expeditionary Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist breast insignias.

Last Updated: 3 February 2023


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