NMOTC Command Senior Enlisted Leader
HMCM(SW) Timothy S. Perkett
Master Chief Perkett's first duty assignment was Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Virginia from September 1989 to December 1993. Serving in the Pharmacy Department, he was advanced to Hospital Corpsman Second Class. While assigned to Portsmouth, he deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm to Fleet Hospital Five, Saudi Arabia. In December 1993, he reported to Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman School and upon graduation was advanced to Petty Officer First Class and received orders to the USS SACRAMENTO (AOE-1) home ported in Bremerton, Washington. While onboard the SACRAMENTO, he earned the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist’s designation and advanced to Chief Petty Officer.
In October 1998, Master Chief Perkett reported to Special Boat Squadron ONE, Coronado, California for duty as Squadron Medical Leading Chief. While assigned to CSBR-1, he deployed on USS SQUALL (PC-7), USS HURRICANE (PC-3). Advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2001, he reported for duty aboard the USS SEATTLE (AOE-3) home ported in Earl, New Jersey later shifting home port to Norfolk, Virginia. He was selected for Master Chief Petty Officer in March of 2004 onboard the SEATTLE.
Master Chief Perkett attended the Senior Enlisted Academy en route to assignment at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland for duties as a Senior Enlisted Leader, Clinical Support Services. In December 2005, he assumed duty as Command Master Chief, Naval Health Clinic Quantico, Virginia. In January of 2006, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Touro University International with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. In October 2007, he attended the Command Master Chief Course in Newport, RI.
In June of 2009, he assumed duty as the Command Master Chief for the Naval Operational Medicine Institute (NOMI) headquartered in Pensacola, Florida. NOMI, renamed the Navy Medicine Operational Training Center in 2010, consisted of six training institutes at 18 training sites across the United States with an annual student throughput of 24,000. In 2012 he reported to BUPERS-3 for duty as the Senior HM Rating Enlisted Community Manager and was responsible for managing the Navy’s largest enlisted rating with over 27,000 active and full time support Corpsman.
In September of 2015, he transferred to Naval Hospital Pensacola, FL, for duty as the Senior Enlisted Leader, Directorate of Naval Branch Health Clinics, providing enlisted leadership to 11 branch clinics covering five states. In July of 2016, he was selected once again for his final tour of duty as the Command Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Navy Medicine Operational Training Center.
Master Chief Perkett's personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), and various unit and campaign medals.