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CMDCM Matthew E. Danforth

Past Command Master Chief, Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG 3)

06 April 2022
Master Chief Matthew E. Danforth
Master Chief Matthew E. Danforth
Master Chief Matthew E. Danforth
Master Chief Matthew E. Danforth
Master Chief Matthew E. Danforth
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VIRIN: 220406-N-N0831-0007
Command Master Chief Matthew Danforth is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 134 Blue) in Newport, RI, and holds an Associate in Arts from Chaminade University.

Upon selection for Command Senior Chief and graduation from the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course (Class 61) in Newport, RI, he reported as the Senior Enlisted Leader on USS Crommelin (FFG 37). After completing two arduous 7th Fleet deployments he was selected for Master Chief. His next tour was Command Master Chief of the USS MICHAEL MURPHY (DDG 112) commissioned in NYC and home ported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He then reported aboard Naval Base Point Loma as the Command Master Chief.  Additionally, he served as the Command Master Chief onboard USS ESSEX (LHD 2), homeported in San Diego.

Master Chief Danforth reported in January 2020 as Command Master Chief of Expeditionary Strike Group THREE in San Diego.

Master Chief Danforth’s personal awards include a Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Enlisted Surface Warfare Insignia, and numerous campaign awards. 

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