Command Master Chief Petty Officer
(Master Diver/Expeditionary Warfare/Submarine Warfare/Surface Warfare)
JOSEPH T. HOWARD
Command Master Chief Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving
Master Chief Howard was born and raised in Waynesville, Ohio. He graduated in 1988 from Waynesville High School and enlisted in the Navy shortly thereafter. His military education include; Naval Submarine School in Groton, CT, Torpedo-man’s Mate “A” School in Orlando, FL. Boatswain’s Mate Supervisor School in San Diego, CA. Scuba Diver, Diver Second Class, and Diver First Class in Panama City, FL. He has also attended many other various leadership courses of instruction.
Master Chief Howard is currently serving as the Command Master Chief of Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving in Panama City, FL. His past assignments include: USS Phoenix (SSN 702), USS Baton Rouge (SSN 685), Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic, Kings Bay, GA., Seal Delivery Vehicle Team One, Pearl Harbor, HI., Ships Intermediate Repair Facility, Mayport, FL., Mobile Diving Salvage Unit One, Pearl Harbor, HI. Naval Diving Salvage Training Center, Panama City, FL. Ships Repair Facility-Japan Regional Maintenance Center, Sasebo, Japan, Center of EOD and Diving Liaison for the Special Warfare Recruiting at Navy Recruiting Command and Command Master Chief of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One Pearl Harbor, Hi. and Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center Panama City, FL. Master Chief Howard is the recipient of 2002 CNO Shore Sailor of the Year and First Coast Military Representative of the Year, Graduate of Senior Enlisted Academy Class 173 and Command Leadership Course.
Master Chief Howard’s military awards and decorations include: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards) Navy Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy Achievement Medal (five awards), Meritorious Unit Commendation (two awards, Navy Battle “E”, Good Conduct (five awards), Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and various other campaign and service awards.
Master Chief Howard is married to the former Angela Bennett of Montoursville, Pa. and they are currently residing in Panama City, FL.
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