Master Chief Andy Petrone enlisted in the Navy from Grantsville, Maryland in December 1990, and attended recruit training and Hospital Corpsman “A” School in Great Lakes, IL.
Master Chief Petrone’s shore assignments include National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD; Tri-service School of Histopathology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Wash., D.C.; Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, NC; Basic Enlisted Submarine School, Groton, CT; Naval Undersea Medicine Institute, Groton, CT; Naval Submarine Support Command Pearl Harbor; Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet; and Commander Submarine Squadron Eleven.
Master Chief Petrone’s sea commands include assignments to the hospital ship USNS COMFORT (TAH 19), in support of Operation Uphold Democracy; USS KAMEHAMEHA (SSN 642); and USS OLYMPIA (SSN 717).
Master Chief Petrone’s command assignments include USS KEY WEST (SSN 722), as Chief of the Boat, and Command Senior Enlisted Advisor, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. He assumed his current role as Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Naval Health Clinic Charleston, in July 2017.
Master Chief Petrone is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (161 Gold), where he was awarded the Naval Heritage Award, and the Command Leadership School, COB/CMC Course (93). He holds a Master of Arts in Health Service Management from Webster University. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), the Good Conduct Medal (eight awards), and various other unit and campaign awards.