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Command Master Chief Reynolds is a native of San Antonio, Texas and joined the Navy in 1997. Following his Basic Training at Great Lakes Recruit Training Command in Illinois, he graduated from Nuclear Machinist Mate “A” School and Navy Nuclear Power School located at Navy Nuclear Power Training Command Orlando, Fla. Then he followed on to complete his training at the Nuclear Power Training Unit in Ballston Spa, New York.
In 1999, he arrived to his first assignment, USS KENTUCKY (SSBN 737). Onboard, Reynolds completed two strategic deterrent patrols and in 2001, transferred to the Trident Refit Facility Nuclear Repair Shop. In 2004, he transferred to IT ‘A’ school and followed on to USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). In 2007, he was selected and advanced to Chief Petty Officer and received orders to Navy Personnel Command (NPC) in Millington, Tenn. serving as an Enlisted Detailer handling all IT E5 and below detailing matters.
While serving at NPC, Reynolds was called upon to fill an Individual Augmentee assignment with the Embedded Training Team in Western Afghanistan. There he advised and assisted the Regional Communication Officer for the Afghan Local Police and provided support for all U.S. police mentor teams throughout RC-West.
In 2010, after his detailing tour, Reynolds received orders to Naval Special Warfare Group ONE Mobile Communications Team (MCT-1), as Senior Enlisted Advisor for SEAL Team THREE N6 Department. He completed workup cycle and an eight-month deployment throughout 14 geographically dispersed locations in CENTCOM and PACOM.
In October 2012, Reynolds received his first Command Senior Enlisted Leader assignment at MCT-1 leading 195 Naval Special Warfare communicators directly supporting Naval Special Warfare Group ONE. In February 2016, he reported to his second Command assignment at Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Fifteen leading the Red Lions. His third command tour brought him to Helicopter Command, HSC-3 training and developing MH-60S Pilots, Aircrew, and Maintainers.
His fourth command tour brought Reynolds to the “Mighty IKE,” USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) leading a crew of 3,100 Sailors through two extended operational deployments to the Arabian Sea. The crew set a new record 206 continuous days at sea with zero port calls and completed over 450 days at sea during his 24-month tour. From there he was selected to serve as the Command Master Chief for Naval Medical Forces Support Command (NMFSC), NMFSC is responsible overseeing all of the medical training for Navy Medicine.
Master Chief Reynolds graduated from the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 156, Brown), the CMC/COB course (Class 153) and the National Defense University KEYSTONE Joint Leadership Course (Class 20-1). He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management of Information Systems Technologies. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), the Army Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various unit and campaign awards.
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