Welcome to Strike Fighter Squadron Fourteen The Oldest and the Boldest” “The Oldest and the Boldest” Command Master Chief CMDCM (SW) Richard D Curry Command Master Chief Petty Officer Curry hails from Three Rivers, Texas and enlisted in the United States Navy in October 1994 where he completed Basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois. His first duty station was USS DUBUQUE (LPD 8), in Sasebo, Japan where he was assigned as a member of Deck Department, 2nd Division. He qualified as an Enlisted Warfare Specialist and promoted to Boatswain’s Mate Third Class. For his subsequent sea tour, he was assigned to USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3), also home ported in Sasebo, Japan where he was advanced to Boatswain’s Mate Second Class, and assigned to 1st Division as Deck Supervisor until February of 2000. He served at Mobile Diving Salvage Unit One in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii where he was assigned as Coxswain and Craftmaster in addition to maintaining navigational charts and planning coastal transits for the dive teams. In 2003 he was promoted to Boatswain’s Mate First Class, and transferred to Commander Navy Region Hawaii for Staff Duty as the Admiral’s Barge Coxswain. In 2006, he reported to USS HARPERS FERRY (LSD 49) in Sasebo, Japan where he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer. He was assigned as the Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO) of Deck Department, 1st Division. After a challenging sea tour, he was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer and transferred to shore at Afloat Training Group WESTPAC, Yokosuka, Japan where he was assigned as a 3M team member. In August of 2012, for his fourth sea tour, he reported onboard the USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) as the ship’s 3M Coordinator. He was selected for the Command Senior Chief program and subsequently advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer in 2016. Command Master Chief Petty Officer Curry is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 146 (Brown). He is authorized to wear the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards) the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards), Good Conduct Medal (7 awards), as well as other unit and campaign awards.