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HMCM Eric Smith
Command Master Chief, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command

Master Chief Petty Officer Eric Smith was born in Baltimore Maryland and raised in Colorado Springs Colorado. He graduated from Chesapeake High School in May 1989 but didn’t join the U.S. Navy until December 1997. Attending basic training in Great Lakes Illinois. After graduation from Hospital Corpsman School in Great Lakes, Illinois, he attended Field Medical Service School in Camp Pendleton California, his first duty assignment was with 3rd Force Service Support Group, on Camp Kinser in Okinawa, Japan. In 2004 he deployed on his first of two tours to Iraq with II Marine Air Wing where he was selected to fly Casualty Evacuation. In 2006 he attended Independent Duty Corpsman School graduating with honors. He went on to complete several commands as an 8425 Senior Medical Department Representative and advanced to Chief Petty Officer in 2009.

While stationed in Norfolk Naval Shipyard with Maritime Expeditionary Squadron Two as the Senior Medical Department Representative he deployed to Kuwait three times. He advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2013 and became the Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL) for Coastal Riverine Squadron Two Delta Company.

In 2014 Senior Chief Smith was stationed back overseas at Naval Hospital Okinawa Japan where he was the Directorate for Administration SEL and briefly held the position of acting Command Master Chief for the hospital. He served one year in Diego Garcia serving as the Branch Health Clinic (BHC) SEL before coming back to the states and getting assigned as the SEL in San Diego at Naval Medical Readiness Command 32nd street BHC. In 2021 he was selected to Master Chief Petty Officer during his tour with 3D MAW, Marine Air Group 13 in Yuma Arizona.

Master Chief Smith’s academic achievements include a bachelors degree in Healthcare studies; National Registry Emergency Medicine Technician; National Registry Paramedic. Smiths’ personal awards include Air medal (seven), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), Coast Guard Achievement Medal (with operational “O”), Fleet Marine Force Enlisted Warfare Specialist Insignia, Seabee Combat Enlisted Warfare Insignia, Expeditionary Enlisted Warfare Insignia, Combat Aircrew Wings. He currently the command master chief of Navy Medical Readiness & Training Command Lemoore. 

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