Upon graduation he proceeded to Naval Station Ingleside, Texas where he reported to the USS Champion (MCM 4). As a Seaman Recruit, he instantly became familiar with the Mineman community which allowed him to progress up the ranks to become a Boatswainmate Seaman. During the USS Champions deployment to the Mediterranean, he was advanced to the rank of Boatswainmate Petty Officer Third Class. At the end of his tour onboard the USS Champion, he decided to convert from Boatswainmate to the Mineman rate. He reported to Mobile Mine Assembly 3 (MOMAU 3) in Colts Neck, New Jersey. After his tour at MOMAU 3, he reported to MOMAU 15 in Kingsville, Texas. Upon transferring from MOMAU 15, he reported to the USS Pioneer (MCM-9) as the Deck Department LPO. During this four-year tour, he was advanced to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. His next duty assignment was at Afloat Training Group Atlantic (ATGLANT) in Norfolk, Virginia as the Mine Counter Measures Data Analyst. His duties at ATGLANT were shortened due to the mine fleet being transferred to the Pacific Fleet. As a result, he transferred to Afloat Training Group San Diego (ATGSD) as the Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO) for Mine Countermeasures training and certifications. At his next duty assignment, he served as the Senior Enlisted Leader for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Mine Countermeasures Detachment 2 in San Diego, California. Following his highly successful tour at LCS, he received orders back to ATGSD as the LCPO and Mission Area Functional Lead for Mine Countermeasures training and certifications. It was during his three-year tour at ATGSD that he was selected as a Command Senior Chief and subsequently transferred to report for duty as Command Senior Chief onboard the USS DEXTROUS (MCM13) in Manama, Bahrain.
Master Chief McQueen is currently serving as the Command Master Chief aboard the USS HARPERS FERRY (LSD 49) stationed in San Diego, CA. He is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course, and has earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare, Master Training Specialist, and Afloat Training Specialist designations.
His decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards), as well as various unit and campaign awards.