Mathis, Rick, CMC

Command Master Chief
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
9580-Command Master Chief
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Command Master Chief
Primary Unit
2012-2015, NAS Corpus Christi/Truax Field
Previously Held NEC
HT-0000-Hull Maintenance Technician
DC-4805-Shipboard Chemical, Biological & Radiological Oper. & Train. Spec.
DC-0000-Damage Controlman
DC-4811-Senior Enlisted Damage Control Prog. Management & Training Spec.
Service Years
1985 - 2015
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Rock
Order of the Magellan
Order of the Golden Shellback
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
Realm of the Czars
Suez Canal
Seven Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Command Master Training Specialist Firefighter US Navy Retired 30

Afloat Training Specialist Firefighter Cross

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Shellback Navy Chief Initiated

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Naval Rescue Swimmer Cold War Medal Persian Gulf Yacht Club

Order of the Golden Dragon Persian Excursion Blue Star Cold War Veteran

Cold War Veteran Did the Ditch (Suez Canal) Award for Repair Excellence Excellence Award for the best Damage Control Crews

Engineering/Survivability Excellence Award Efficiency Excellence Award

 Military Association Memberships
National Chief Petty Officers Association
  2008, National Chief Petty Officers Association [Verified]

 Additional Information

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 Countries Deployed To or Visited

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 Ribbon Bar
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge
Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1985, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 132
 Duty Stations
RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CASchool Assignments - StaffNAVSTA Charleston/SIMAUSS De Wert (FFG-45)
Professional Schools and CoursesChemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Ops and Specialist SchoolSurface Warfare Officer School (SWOS)NTTC Treasure Island (Faculty Staff)
Service Schools Command (Faculty Staff)/SSC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Great Lakes, ILLUSS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6)Afloat Training Group Pacific (Faculty Staff)USS Boxer (LHD-4)
Naval Construction and Training Center Det Fort Leonard Wood, MO (Faculty Staff)Center for Naval Engineering (Faculty Staff)Chemical Biological Radiological Defense School (CBRD)Disaster Preparedness Operations Specialist C School
Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (NSEA)VFA-97 WarhawksCommander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)/Commander Carrier Air Wing 11 (CVW-11)USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)/Commander Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9)USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)NAS Corpus Christi/Truax Field
  1985-1985, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1985-1985, HT-0000, (HT) Hull Maintenance Technician A School
  1986-1989, HT-0000, NAVSTA Charleston/SIMA
  1989-1994, DC-4805, USS De Wert (FFG-45)
  1990-1990, DC-0000, Rescue Swimmer School Tactical Course
  1993-1993, DC-4805, Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Ops and Specialist School
  1994-1994, DC-4811, Surface Warfare Officer School (SWOS)/Damage Control Assistant / Senior Enlisted DC
  1994-1996, 9502, NTTC Treasure Island (Faculty Staff)
  1996-1997, DC-4811, Service Schools Command (Faculty Staff)/SSC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Great Lakes, ILL
  1997-2001, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6)
  2001-2003, Afloat Training Group Pacific (Faculty Staff)
  2003-2006, USS Boxer (LHD-4)
  2006-2009, DC-4805, Naval Construction and Training Center Det Fort Leonard Wood, MO (Faculty Staff)
  2006-Present, DC-4811, Center for Naval Engineering (Faculty Staff)
  2007-2009, DC-4805, Chemical Biological Radiological Defense School (CBRD)
  2007-Present, DC-4811, Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Ops and Specialist School
  2007-Present, DC-0000, Disaster Preparedness Operations Specialist C School
  2008-2008, DC-4811, Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (NSEA)
  2008-2008, Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat (CMC/COB) School
  2009-2011, VFA-97 Warhawks
  2009-Present, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)/Commander Carrier Air Wing 11 (CVW-11)
  2010-Present, USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
  2011-Present, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)/Commander Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9)
  2011-Present, USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)
  2012-2015, NAS Corpus Christi/Truax Field
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1989-1989 Operation Just Cause (Panama)
  1990-1991 Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign
  1991-1991 Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
  1991-1991 Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  1992-1995 Southwest Asia Ceasefire (Iraq)
  1992-2003 Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)
  1994-1994 Operation Support Democracy
  2001-2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
  2004-2004 Operation Secure Tomorrow (Haiti)
  2009-2010 Training Exercise - UNITAS '10
  2011-2011 Training Exercise - UNITAS '11
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Navy?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
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