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Command Master Chief Bobby D. Norton

Command Master Chief Bobby Norton, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1995, and after bootcamp at Recruit Training Command Great Lake, Illinois, he attended Aviation Structural Mechanic (AMS) "A" School. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Saint Leo University. He was selected for the Command Senior Chief Program in 2018 and is a graduate of the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course (Class 19010), the Navy's Senior Enlisted Academy (Red Group, Class 201) and Advance Command Master Chief course (24060). 

At sea, he served with Fighter Squadron 31 as an F-14 airframer; Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 as a non-destructive technician; USS Nassau (LHA 4) as AIMD production control supervisor; and Strike Fighter Squadron 102 as an F-18 maintenance control chief. He deployed aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), USS Nassau (LHA 4), USS George Washington (CVN 73) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

His shore duty assignments include a facilitator at Center for Naval Leadership; 500 division chief petty officer at Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic Oceana; and maintenance control supervisor at Carrier Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30. His previous command tours include USS Billings (LCS 15) Gold and USS Preble (DDG 88).

He reported to Naval Air Technical Training Center as command master chief in June 2024.

His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and other personal, unit and campaign awards.


Last Updated: 20 June 2024

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