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Command Master Chief Robert C. Laird, Jr.

Command Master Chief Robert C. Laird, Jr. is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in September 1999 and attended basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois. Upon completion of basic training, he attended Operations Specialist "A" School in Dam Neck, Virginia. He is a proud graduate of the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course Class 20070 and Senior Enlisted Academy Class 179.  
His operational assignments include USS McFaul (DDG 74); USS Vicksburg (CG 69); USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), where he was humbly selected for the Command Senior Enlisted Leader program; and most recently, command master chief of the "YellowJackets” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 138.
His shore tours include Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Wilmington, Delaware (now NOSC New Castle), and command senior enlisted leader for U.S. AEGIS Ashore Missile Defense System Romania, located onboard Naval Support Facility Deveselu, where he was humbly selected to the rank of master chief petty officer. 
In April 2023, he reported as the command master chief for Surface Combat Systems Training Command (SCSTC) in Dahlgren, Virginia.
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (seven awards) and numerous unit and campaign awards. He attributes all his personal awards and success to his family, mentors, and the Sailors with whom he has proudly served with exemplifying the Navy's Core Values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.

Last Updated: 30 May 2023

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