He served in a variety of training and operational squadrons including Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101, the “Rooks” of Electronic Attack Squadron 137, the “Bounty Hunters” of Fighter Attack Squadron 2, and USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6).
His sea assignments included deployments in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom aboard USS ENTERPIRSE (CVN 65), USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72), USS RONALD REGAN (CVN 76), and Rim of the Pacific multinational exercise onboard USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6).
Assignments to shore and staff billets have included, Fleet Readiness Center West as a 41V floor supervisor charged with the inspection, disassembly, assembly, and test of the F414-GE-400 Super Hornet engine, and as a Recruit Division Commander at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois where he transformed 933 civilians to Sailors and earned Master Training Specialist and the Distinguished Leadership Award for training excellence at the Navy’s only boot camp.
Senior Chief New is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 232/Purple), CMC/COB school (Class 226) and currently serves as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for LCS Crew 217 USS TULSA, LCS 16 (GOLD). His awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal (four awards), and various other personal and unit awards.