Command Master Chief Petty Officer Ryan W. Murray, a native of Atlantic, Iowa, entered the U.S. Navy in 1998. He is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 209/Green) to include Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat training (Class 184).
At sea, he served as a gunner’s mate aboard USS Port Royal (CG 73), USS Stockdale (DDG 106), and Inshore Boat Unit 51 where he led the weapons department through a rigorous initial training cycle and its maiden deployment. He also served as the command master chief for Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron(HSC) 9.
His shore tours include completing Navy Security Specialist training and reporting to Strategic Communications Wing 1 Detachment Offutt where he served as the security flight leading petty officer; Center for Surface Combat Systems Detachment West as the leading chief petty officer for the gunnery division. In 2012, he was assigned as an individual augmentee to U.S. Forces Afghanistan where he served as an ammunition, logistics, and field ordering officer. He also served with the 21st Century Sailor Officer as a senior enlisted leader and physical readiness program analyst.
Murray is the seventh Sailor to serve as the Center for Security Forces command master chief.
His personal awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Air Force Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various other unit and campaign citations.
Last Updated: 4 November 2020