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Commander Christopher J. Schlobohm
Commanding Officer

Commanding Officer

Cmdr. Christopher J. Schlobohm, a native of Brewster, New York, graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics and received a commission through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program. He completed his master’s degree in Business Administration from the College of William and Mary in 2012. In 2012, he reported to Command and Staff College at Marine Corps University and completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase 1.

At sea, Schlobohm served aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), homeported in San Diego, where he served as the assistant fire control officer and deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet as “Harrier Strike Carrier” in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While onboard, he qualified as officer of the deck, underway. In 2005, he completed the Surface Warfare Officer Damage Control Assistant Course and then reported to Pre-Commissioning Unit Bainbridge (DDG 96) in Bath, Maine as the damage control assistant and qualified as engineering officer of the watch.

His shore tours include Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia, where he served with Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic as a Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) instructor, course director and Atlantic fleet liaison to 35 cruisers and destroyers; Naval Station Norfolk where he served with Naval Education and Training Command (N7 Division) as the training program coordinator for the Navy Total Force with six learning and training support centers supporting a 439,000 student throughput; Springfield Military Entrance Processing Station, Springfield, Massachusetts, as the commanding officer, his first milestone screened assignment; and Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee, as the assistant and then branch head for Joint Officer, Education, and Subspecialty Management (PERS-450).

His joint assignment included a deployment to Baghdad.

On Nov. 9, 2017, Schlobohm became the 23rd commanding officer of Naval Technical Training Center Meridian.

Schlobohm earned his surface warfare officer designation in 2004 and holds a Professional in Human Resources certification. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards) and various other personal and unit awards.


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Lieutenant Commander Mary C. Decker
Executive Officer

Executive Officer

Lieutenant Commander Mary C. Decker is the daughter of United States Air Force veterans of the Korean War. Born at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Ill., and raised in Spokane, Wash., she is one of eight children. Decker holds a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies (Administration and Management) from Excelsior College, and a Senior Professional Human Resources Certification. Decker enlisted in the Navy in 1986 and attended Basic Training at RTC, Orlando, Fla., and Electrician’s Mate “A” School in Great Lakes, Ill. She converted from Electrician’s Mate to Navy Counselor in 1995.

Decker served her enlisted sea tours aboard USS Yellowstone (AD 41), with two deployments to the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean; USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) where she was selected as the Navy-wide 1997 Career Counselor of the Year; USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72); while on the Lincoln she deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. In 2003, she was commissioned onboard Lincoln as an Ensign under the Limited Duty Officer program/6410 and in 2015, she redesignated to Human Resources Officer.

Decker has served in shore assignments as Commander, Joint Staff, Lajes AFB, Terceira, Azores, J1 and Manpower and Personnel Officer; Commander, Training Air Wing Four, N1 and Contracting Officer Representative for Administrative Contracts; Commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, Flag Secretary and N1 Assistant Chief of Staff and Commander, Mobile Mine Assembly Group, N1. She completed enlisted shore assignments at Port Operations, Little Creek, Va.; Norfolk Naval Station during Desert Shield and Desert Storm as Educational Services Assistant and Family Care Policy Assistant; Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity, Little Creek, Va., as Electrical Planner and Estimator; and Naval Ocean Processing Facility, Whidbey Island, Wash., as N1 Leading Chief Petty Officer and Command Career Counselor.

In 2010, Decker completed an Individual Augmentee (I/A) deployment to Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as J1/JIG Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment Commander. Upon completion of I/A, Decker reported to Commander, Navy Installations Command and stood up Personnel Support Detachment, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, where she served as the first Officer In Charge (OIC). After completion of her OIC tour, she reported to Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, International Programs, Washington Navy Yard, where she served as the Staff Administration Officer. Decker currently serves as Executive Officer, Naval Technical Training Center, Meridian, Miss.

Decker’s decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), Good Conduct Medal (four awards) and various unit and campaign awards. Decker has completed numerous Navy Service Schools and is a certified counselor through USMAP/NAPP.


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CMDCM(SW/AW/EW/IDW) Maurice R. Sutherland
Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief Sutherland, a native of Saint Louis, Missouri, graduated from University City High School in June 1988 and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College of Missouri Vincennes University in June 2016. He enlisted in the United States Navy in July 1989 and attended recruit training at Recruit Training Command Orlando, Florida. Upon graduation from Recruit Training Command, he reported to Apprenticeship Training School in Orlando, Florida.

At sea, he served aboard USS Mississippi (CGN 40); USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), where he deployed to the Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom; Naval Support Activity Diego Garcia for duty as Security Department Leading Chief Petty Officer; Special Boat Team 22 as Chief Master at Arms and Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Three as Command Master Chief.

His shore tours included the staff of Commander in Chief, United States Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia; 2 tours of duty at Naval Air Station, Meridian, Mississippi; Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy where he advanced to Master-at-Arms First Class; Naval Station Rota, Spain where he served as Security Department Senior Enlisted Advisor and was selected for the FY13 Command Senior Chief Program. He was advanced to Master Chief in May 2013.

He deployed to an Individual Augmentee assignment at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for a Detainee Operations from August 2005 to April 2006.

In July 2016, he reported to his current assignment at Naval Technical Training Center, Meridian, Mississippi for duty as Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief Sutherland has completed both the Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA151 Grey) and the Command Leadership Course (Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat, Class 119) in Newport, Rhode Island. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four), as well as various unit awards, campaign and service decorations. He is qualified to wear the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Expeditionary Warfare Specialist, and the Enlisted Information Dominance Warfare Specialist pins.


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