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NDC Christopher A. Cobb
Diving Warfare Specialist/Expeditionary Warfare Specialist
Senior Enlisted Leader

Chief Navy Diver Christopher A. Cobb is a native of Southern California. He attended several colleges while working as a metal fabricator: exploring possible careers. Cobb enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2009 and attended recruit training in Great Lakes, IL, with follow-on preparatory training at the Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving (CEODD).  
Cobb reported to Panama City Beach, FL for Navy Diver apprenticeship training, and upon graduation in 2010 as a second-class diver, he was meritoriously promoted to the rank of petty officer 3rd class. He then reported to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, VA where he qualified as a Diving Warfare Specialist (DWS) and was soon after promoted to petty officer 2nd class.
His second assignment was Naval Special Warfare Group 3, Detachment Little Creek in Virginia Beach, VA. During this tour, utilizing the Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) program. In 2015, he qualified as a diving supervisor and was promoted to petty officer first 1st class. As a reward for his supervisory achievement and rapid promotion to E-6, he was sent to attend First Class Dive School. Upon his return to the command, he agreed to serve an additional two years at the command and participated in two National Taskings. While there he earned the position as Leading Petty Officer (LPO) for Diving Life Support Systems.
In January 2018, he reported to Naval Submarine Support Facility New London in Groton, CT as LPO for Dive Team Two, and was fully qualified ten months after checking in. He designed a hands-on training platform to foster the development of proper craftsman and quality assurance habits of junior divers to use during repairs to the submarine fleet. In 2019, he took over as the LPO for the 72B department, leading 48 Sailors.
Cobb is currently stationed at the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL) in Groton, CT. Since coming to NSMRL he has earned the Navy Enlisted Classification code (NEC) 791F for being the Command Pay and Personnel Administrator and has requalified as a Diving Supervisor. In September 2022, he was selected for chief petty officer, and assumed duties and responsibilities as NSMRL’s Senior Enlisted Leader.
Cobb has an associate degree in mathematics and science from Riverside Community College. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6 awards), the Good Conduct Medal (4 awards), and various unit and campaign awards.

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