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Command Master Chief


Command Master Chief (SW/EXW/FMF) 

Zachary D. Pryor

United States Navy

Master Chief Pryor enlisted in the United States Navy in May of 1993 from Alliance, Nebraska. Upon completion of Recruit Training Command, San Diego, California he attended Hospital Corpsman “A” School and Operating Room Technician “C” School at The Naval School of Health Science, San Diego, California. Master Chief Pryor’s duty assignments as an Operating Room Technician included Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), a deployment on the USS CLEVELAND (LPD-7), Fleet Surgical Team ONE (FST-1) and a deployment on the USS ESSEX (LHD-2).

In 2003 Master Chief Pryor attended Independent Duty Corpsman “C” School and Field Medical Service School at The Naval School of Health Science, San Diego, California. As an Independent Duty Corpsman he was stationed with 2nd Marine Division and served with 1st Battalion 2nd Marines with combat deployments to Iraq in 2004-05 and 2005-06 and served with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance. He also served at Naval Hospital Camp LeJeune’s Wayne Carron and Camp Geiger Branch Medical Clinics. In 2008 he deployed as an Individual Augmentee (IA) with Naval SPECWARUNITTWO. In 2010 Master Chief Pryor graduated from the Senior Enlisted Academy and transferred to Norfolk/Virginia Beach where he served with Beachmaster Unit TWO (BMU-2) as both the SEA and IDC. He followed with a tour onboard the USS OAK HILL (LSD-51).

After selection to the Command Senior/Master Chief Program, Master Chief Pryor graduated from the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat course in 2014. He reported to DESRON 50, Manama, Bahrain in March 2014-January 2016. He assumed the duties as CMC of U.S. naval Hospital Guam in January 2016.

Master Chief Pryor holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Care Management from Touro University International and a Master’s of Science in Educational Leadership from Trident University.

His warfare qualifications include: Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Expeditionary Warfare Specialist, and Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist.

His personal awards include Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal (5 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal (7 awards), Combat Action Ribbon and numerous unit and campaign awards. He is married and has three children.