Command Master Chief Stephen J. Bronder

Master Chief Bronder, a native of Long Beach, California, enlisted in the U.S. Navy and attended recruit training in Great Lakes, May 1996. 

Bronder’s sea assignments include USS Fife (DD 991), USS Elliot (DD 967), and USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62). While aboard USS Fitzgerald, he served as departmental leading chief petty officer where he was on the forefront of the BMD mission and completed numerous multi-national exercises and real world employment of the AEGIS Long Range Search and Track mission. 

Ashore, Bronder served at Navy Recruiting District San Francisco, as production recruiter in Santa Cruz, California, and Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, where he trained four divisions and served as recruit services and operations leading chief petty officer. 

In 2012, he reported to USS George Washington (CVN 73) where was selected for the command master chief program. 

Bronder’s command master chief tours include USS Tortuga (LSD 46) which subsequently hull swapped with USS Ashland (LSD 48). Remaining in Japan, he transferred to Fleet Activities Sasebo. 

He assumed his current responsibility as the Training Support Center Hampton Roads command master chief in June 2019. 

His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign awards. 

Last Updated: 21 October 2020

 
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