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CMDCM (SW/AW) Edward D. Monahan

Command Master Chief, USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108)

20 July 2023
Master Chief Edward D. Monahan
Master Chief Edward D. Monahan
Master Chief Edward D. Monahan
Master Chief Edward D. Monahan
Master Chief Edward D. Monahan
Photo By: CNSP
VIRIN: 230724-N-N0831-0003
Command Master Chief Edward D. Monahan enlisted in the United States Navy in August 2003.  Upon completion of boot camp from Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes, IL, Master Chief Monahan attended Operations Specialist (OS) “A” School and was assigned to his first tour of duty at USS McFaul DDG 74 in Norfolk, VA where he was advanced to Petty Officer 2nd Class.  During his tour, he deployed to the 5th FLEET AOR in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom and qualified as an Air Intercept Controller.  

Upon completion of his tour, he attended Journeyman Instructor School and received follow on orders to AEGIS Training and Readiness Center (ATRC) in Dahlgren, VA as an instructor in the Officer Training department for the P-CO/P-XO, CSO, and Maritime Ballistic Missile Defense (MBMD) courses for each of the AEGIS baselines.  He earned his Master Training Specialist designation and in September 2010 he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer.

In January of 2012 Master Chief Monahan qualified as an Air Intercept Controller Supervisor (AICS) in transit to his next command the USS Lake Erie CG 70 in Pearl Harbor, HI.  He served as OI division LCPO, AICS, Ballistic Missile Defense Watch Officer, and Anti-Air Warfare Coordinator during several BMD Flight Test Missions and a 7th FLEET deployment.  In March of 2015, he earned his Associate's Degree in Science from Vincennes University and transferred to USS Chung-Hoon DDG 93 to serve as AICS and Operations Department LCPO where he was advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer in May 2018.  While onboard he qualified as a Tactical Action Officer where he deployed to both 5th and 7th FLEET in support of multiple regional stability operations.

Master Chief Monahan reported to Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific in October 2019 and filled roles as the N7 Director of Training and later on as N3 Operations Scheduler.  From April to October of 2021 he served onboard the USS William P. Lawrence DDG 110 as the acting Command Master Chief filling a critical gapped billet.  Master Chief Monahan returned to ATG, screened, and was selected for conversion to the Command Master Chief program in March 2022.  He reported to the USS Wayne E. Meyer DDG 108 in August 2022 where he currently serves as her CMC.

Master Chief Monahan is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy and CMC/COB course.  He holds the Enlisted Surface Warfare and Air Warfare Specialist designations.  His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and several campaign medals and ribbons.



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