A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Command Master Chief Fahrney enlisted in the Navy on April 04, 1990. Fahrney’s military training and certification includes Master Training Specialist; Chief of the Boat Program in April 2006; he attended the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 126) and the CMC/COB Capstone Course (Class 31) in Newport, Rhode Island; and Senior Shore Station Leadership Program. He is a 2010 Keystone Graduate of the National Defense University and a 2015 Graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School Navy Senior Leader Seminar. He received his Bachelor of Science in Education (Magna Cum Laude) from Valdosta State University.
Fahrney reported to USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN 630) (Blue) in September of 1991 after completion of his initial training. In February of 1994, he reported to the USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) (Gold) in Kings Bay, Georgia. Following his selection to Chief Petty Officer in 2000. He reported to USS Wyoming (SSBN 742) (Blue), where he served as the Weapons Department Enlisted Advisor until December 2002. He was advanced to Senior Chief in April of 2003 and Master Chief in April of 2006. Upon selection for the Master Chief, Fahrney served as the Chief of the Boat on board USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) (Gold) in Bangor, Washington from October 2006 to May 2009.
In 1998, he reported to his first shore duty assignment aboard TRIDENT Training Facility, Kings Bay. From 2002 to 2006 he was assigned as the Force Missile Technician and Tactical Readiness Evaluator to the staff of Commander Submarine Forces Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He reported as the Command Master Chief of Naval Base Kitsap in May 2009. From January 2011 to August 2014, Fahrney served as Command Master Chief to Commander, Carrier Strike Group Five/Task Force 70 permanently embarked aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) in Yokosuka, Japan. In Aug 2014 he served as the Command Master Chief for U.S. Naval Forces Japan/Navy Region Japan where he remained until July 2017. He reported to Naval Leadership and Ethics Center, Newport Rhode Island in August 2017.
Command Master Chief Fahrney is entitled to wear the Enlisted Submarine Warfare and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist pins, the Defense Mutual Cooperation Award (Government of Japan), Meritorious Service Medal (Three Awards), Navy Commendation Medal (Five Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Three Awards), and various campaign, service and unit awards.
Last Updated: 23 November 2020