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CMDCM (SW/AW) Veronica L. Brittenum

Command Master Chief Brittenum is a native of Memphis, Tennessee where she graduated from Whitehaven High School in 1986. She enlisted in the United States Navy and reported to Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Florida in March of 1993. Immediately upon completion of basic training, she attended Hospital Corpsman “A" School in Great Lakes, Illinois. Her first assignment was at Naval Hospital Millington in Millington, Tennessee.
Her shore assignments include National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda,
Maryland, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee, and Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois where she served as a Recruit Division Commander and earned the Distinguished Leadership Award and her Master Training Specialist certification. She also served as the Senior Enlisted Leader for Naval Branch Health Clinic Belle Chasse, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Her sea tours include Fleet Surgical Team One, San Diego, California where she completed two deployments in the Western Pacific and earned her Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist qualifications. In June 2011, she returned to San Diego where she had the distinction of being the first crew member, Plank Owner, and Health Services Department Leading Chief Petty Officer onboard USS SOMERSET (LPD 25).
In April 2018, Master Chief Brittenum reported to her first Command Master Chief assignment with Strike Fighter Squadron ONE THREE SEVEN in Lemoore, California. As a member of the Kestrels, she completed numerous detachments, the Rim of the Pacific exercise in 2018 while assigned to Carrier Air Wing Two embarked onboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and deployed in support of Operations Inherent Resolve, Freedom's Sentinel, Resolute Support, and Octave Quartz while assigned to Carrier Air Wing Seventeen onboard the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) earning the Golden Wrench, Blue “H" and “M" awards, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Pennant, and the Commander Pacific Fleet Retention Excellence Award. In April 2021, she reported to her second command tour at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Great Lakes, IL. For her third command tour, she was selected and currently serves as the Command Master Chief for Naval Medical Forces Support Command, the headquarters element charged with leading the force generation, development, and sustainment of individual level medical training and curriculum development for Navy Medicine.
A member of Class 169 (Green), she attended the Senior Enlisted Academy Resident Course where she graduated as the Honor Graduate and received the City of Newport Academic Excellence Award and the Surface Navy Association Military Heritage Award. She is also a graduate of the Command Master Chief course, class 184. Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and various campaign, personal, and unit citations.

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