Master Chief Petty Officer Nicolas A. Donges

Master Chief Petty Officer Nicolas A. Donges, a native of Swedesboro, New Jersey, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in February 1996.  Upon completion of boot camp he reported to Advanced Electronics and Fire Controlman “A” School in Great Lakes, IL. Following "A" school, he reported to NATO Seasparrow Surface Missile System “C” School in Dam Neck, Virginia. 
 
His sea assignments include serving onboard the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) in December 1997 as a NATO Seasparrow technician; in January 2003, onboard the USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) as the fire control division and training department leading petty officer; onboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as the fire control division leading chief petty officer and also the advanced planning team leading chief petty officer (LCPO) for the ship’s 2013 Docked Planned Incremental Availability; in 2016, the USS Kearsarge's (LHD-3) systems test officer.  During this tour, he qualified as an anti-air warfare coordinator and was selected for advancement to master chief petty officer. He served as their command senior enlisted leader and the training department LCPO. 
 
His ashore assignments include: in December 1999, Dam Neck, Virginia as a maintenance person at the NATO Seasparrow schoolhouse; in June 2006, Navy Recruiting District, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the senior processor at the Military Entrance Processing Station Ft Dix, New Jersey; in October 2013, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, as an in-service engineering agent for the NATO Seasparrow System, as the Self Defense and Expeditionary, Land and Test, and Air Dominance departmental lead chief petty officer, and also as the senior enlisted advisor for Port Hueneme’s White Sands, New Mexico Detachment while serving as the Command Master Chief and the Training Department lead chief petty officer. 
 
Donges currently serves as the command senior enlisted leader for the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.
 
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Good Conduct Medal (eight awards), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (two awards), Humanitarian Service Medal (three awards) and various unit and campaign awards including six Battle “E” awards.
 
 

Last Updated: 29 November 2022

 
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