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CMD SEL Chief Connie Elaine Adams

Past Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (NSMWDC)

30 August 2022
Chief Connie Elaine Adams
Chief Connie Elaine Adams
Chief Connie Elaine Adams
Chief Connie Elaine Adams
Chief Connie Elaine Adams
Photo By: CNSP
VIRIN: 220830-N-N0831-0001
Chief Adams is a native of May 25, 1988, in Atlanta, Georgia, and was raised in Webster, North Carolina. She graduated from Smokey Mountain High School and enlisted in the Navy in December 2006.  After graduating from Intelligence Specialist “A” and “C” school, gaining the imagery intelligence specialty, she was stationed at Commander 7th Fleet on the USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19).  At 7th Fleet, she worked on the watch floor as a Red Data Base Manager and a Fleet Intelligence Watch Analyst. Before transferring she earned the rank of Petty Officer Second Class.  

In route to her second duty station, Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center (KIWC), she was sent to Expeditionary Warfare Intelligence Specialist “C” School.  While stationed at KIWC she deployed twice as a strategic de-briefer, the first with the 30th Naval Construction Regiment to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Her second deployment was to the Crisis Response element in the United Arab Emirates with SEAL Team SEVEN. 

In March of 2014, she was transferred to Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) where she worked in the Joint Intelligence Support Element and in the Special Security Office.  Receiving an emergency transfer, she left SOCEUR early and transferred to the Mission Support Center (MSC) in San Diego, California, in January of 2016. While at MSC she advanced to the rank of Petty Officer First Class and was put in the position of LPO over the intelligence analysis department.  

March 2017, she transferred to Special Boat Team TWELVE where she was the LPO of the intelligence shop, and for a period, she was acting LCPO and acting Department Head. She deployed to CJSOTF-Iraq in May 2018 where she was the Lab Manager of the Exploitation Analysis Center processing captured enemy material recovered from SOF operations. In May of 2020, she transferred to Naval Special Warfare Command (WARCOM) where she was the intelligence department LPO and the Operations Chief.  While stationed at WARCOM, she was advanced to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. 

In February 2021, Chief Adams was transferred to the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center and holds the first ISC billet at the command. She is also the command’s Senior Enlisted Leader.

Chief Adams’s personal decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards), Army Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign awards.

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