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Mueller’s sea duty assignments include duty on aircraft carriers and amphibious ships. During these tours, he deployed to the Western Pacific on multiple occasions. He served as a Crash Crewman and Aviation Boatswains Mate aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72); Crash and Salvage Lead Petty Officer and Flight Deck Lead Chief Petty Officer aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68); Air Department Lead Chief Petty Officer and Commissioning Coordinator onboard USS Anchorage (LPD 23); Air Department V-1 Division Lead Chief Petty Officer and Flight Deck Officer aboard USS Essex (LHD 2).
His shore tours include service at Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Tex., where he attended the Luis F. Garland Fire Academy; Airfield Crash Captain and Aviation Boatswain Mate at Naval Station Rota, Spain, where he was assigned to the base fire department; and Force Nonskid Installation Officer for Commander Naval Air Forces.
Mueller was selected for the Command Senior Chief Program in February 2015 and later Command Master Chief. His serving tours as Command Master Chief include USS Gabrielle Giffords Gold (LCS 10), USS Stockdale (DDG 106), and most recently USS Somerset (LPD 25).
He is currently serving as the Command Master Chief aboard Naval Beach Group ONE.
Master Chief Mueller is a 2011 graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 162/Blue and the CMC/COB Course. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Organizational leadership. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 awards), Good Conduct Medal (8 awards) and various other campaign and service awards.