Master Chief Eric Doggett enlisted in the Navy on 21 February 1992, attending Boot Camp at Recruit Training Command Orlando, Fl. Immediately after Boot Camp, he completed Airman School in Orlando Florida. Upon graduation, he went to his first duty station in Alameda Ca. where he served as an airman under a mine sweeping squadron, Helmineron-15.
In 1994 Doggett began Basic “A” School training as a hospital corpsman at Naval School of Health and Sciences in San Diego Ca. After graduation he was assigned to Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton where he served as a ward/clinical corpsman in 4N and internal medicine clinic. Upon ending this tour, he received orders to Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan. Doggett was assigned as a plant property manager under the material management department. In June of 1996 he was promoted to petty officer second class and assigned as leading petty officer, material management department.
In May 2002, Petty Officer First Class Doggett attended Field Service School, Camp Pendleton Ca. After graduation he transferred to 3rd Force Service Support Group, Medical Battalion, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. He was assigned as the leading petty officer in intelligence, training and operations section. He earned his Enlisted Marine Force Warfare Specialist Pin and deployed as leading petty officer in multiple locations in the pacific.
After successful duty in Okinawa Japan, Doggett reported back to Naval School of Health and Sciences attending Preventive Medicine Technician “C” School. During this time he was promoted to chief petty officer on Sept. 15, 2005. After graduating with honors he transferred to the mighty USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and served as leading chief petty officer in the medical department. In February 2009 to September 2010 he served as leading chief petty officer for the preventive medicine department and senior enlisted leader for directorate of public health, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Ca. From 2010-2011, he deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan and was promoted to senior chief petty officer.
In Feb. 2012 Doggett attended Senior Enlisted Academy in Rhode Island and received a follow on order to 1st Marine Air Wing Iwakuni, Japan as senior enlisted advisor. He deployed to multiple locations. In May of 2014 he transferred to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, assigned as senior enlisted leader, for directorate for clinical support services and later on move as the SEL directorate for branch clinics. In 2017 he attended CMC/COB Course in Rhode Island and was promoted to master chief petty officer.
Master Chief Doggett has earned three warfare qualifications which include the Enlisted Fleet Marine Force, Enlisted Surface Warfare and Enlisted Aviation Warfare. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards). He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health from National University.