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CMDCM (SW/AW/IW) Augustine C. Cooper

Past Command Master Chief, USS Essex (LHD 2)

22 January 2021
CMDCM Augustine C. Cooper
Master Chief Augustine C. Cooper
CMDCM Augustine C. Cooper
Master Chief Augustine C. Cooper
Master Chief Augustine C. Cooper
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VIRIN: 210129-N-N0831-0003
Master Chief Cooper is a native of Saginaw, MI. and grew up in Norman, OK.  He enlisted in the United States Navy in August 1992.  Following completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL he reported to Naval Training Center, where he completed apprenticeship training.
Upon graduation, he reported for duty onboard the USS Camden (AOE 2) as an undesignated Seaman.  He completed two Western Pacific deployments and advanced to Yeoman Second Class.
His fleet assignments include Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 4, Expeditionary Strike Group 7, and Electronic Attack Squadron 132.  In addition, Master Chief Cooper completed shore assignments at Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, Florida A&M University, and as the Washington D.C./Millington, TN Shore Special Programs Detailer.  
In 2013, he was selected for the Command Senior Chief Program and advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer.  His previous Command Master Chief tours were onboard USS Hopper (DDG 70), Navy Information Operations Command, Georgia, and he is currently serving as the Command Master Chief onboard USS Essex (LHD 2).
Master Chief Cooper holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Psychology from Florida A&M University, Magna Cum Laude.  He is also a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 159 Gold) and the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course (Class 130).
Master Chief Cooper’s personal qualifications and awards include the Enlisted Surface Warfare, Enlisted Aviation Warfare and the Enlisted Information Warfare; Meritorious Service Medal, five Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, four Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and various unit and campaign awards.

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