Command Master Chief Theodore J. McKinney

Command Master Chief Theodore McKinney, a native of Stow, Ohio, enlisted in the U.S. Navy and reported to Recruit Trianing Command in September 1999.  Upon graduation of boot camp, he attended Builder “A” School at Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) Gulfport, Mississippi.  He later graduated from the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course (213) and the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Brown Group 190).  He is designated a specialist in Seabee combat and expeditionary warfare.

McKinney’s operational assignments include Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 40, where he deployed to Guam, the United Kingdom, and Diego Garcia; Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 303, where he supported disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina; Joint Task Force 34 Horn of Africa as the country engineer for Yemen and Kenya; NMCB-5, where he deployed to Afganistan and Rota, Spain; NCTC Port Hueneme, California as the charlie company department chief and command training chief; NMCB-5 once more; NMCB-3 as the charlie company department chief; Naval Construction Group 1 as the command operations chief; and NMCB-4.

McKinney reported to NCTC Port Hueneme as the command master chief in January 2021.

His personal decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various other campaign and service awards.

Last Updated: 1 December 2021

 
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