Master Chief Petty Officer
Master Chief Howe is a native of Stoughton Massachusetts. He is a
graduate of Central High School in Manchester, New Hampshire and
began his naval career at Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Florida
in January 1993.
In April 1993, he reported to Nuclear Field 'A' School in
Orlando, Florida. Upon completion of 'A' School he was advanced to
Petty Officer Third Class. In November 1993 he reported to Nuclear
Power School, also in Orlando, Florida. After graduation, he
transferred to Ballston Spa, NY for Naval Nuclear Prototype
training, where he finished first in his rate and third in his class
After graduation in January 1995, he reported to USS Theodore
Roosevelt (CVN 71), Norfolk, Virginia, where he completed two
Mediterranean deployments, earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare
Specialist device, and advanced to Petty Officer Second Class.
In January 1998, he returned to Ballston Spa, NY for Instructor
Duty. He was assigned to the S8G Prototype, where he qualified
Engineering Watch Supervisor, was selected as the S8G Senior Sailor
of the Quarter, and advanced to Petty Officer First Class.
While stationed in New York, Master Chief Howe earned a Bachelor
of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from New School
University. He applied and was accepted into the submarine community
and reported to the USS Columbus (SSN 762), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in
December 2001. While on board the Columbus, serving as the Reactor
Controls Division Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO) he completed
two Western Pacific deployments, earned his "Dolphins", and advanced
both to Chief Petty Officer and Senior Chief Petty Officer.
In April 2006, Master Chief Howe left the nuclear program and
transferred to Naval Submarine Support Command (NSSC) in Bangor,
Washington to await a new assignment. While serving at NSSC he
qualified as Command Duty Officer, served as a refit coordinator for
two SBBN submarines coordinating over 250,000 man hours of
maintenance, and coordinated emergency repairs for one Los Angeles
Class submarine, allowing her to complete her mission.
In September 2008, now serving as a Surface Electronics
Technician, Master Chief Howe reported to the Expeditionary Combat
Readiness Center, San Diego for an Individual Augmentee assignment
in Iraq. He arrived at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq in October, where he
served as the Contractor Accountability/Iraqi Based Industrial Zone
(IBIZ) LCPO and Operations Department LCPO, participating in
numerous Key Leader engagements in support of Operation Iraqi
Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom objectives and managing over 6000
Iraqi, Third Country National, and American Contractors on base.
In May 2009, he returned to San Diego, completed 3M Maintenance
School earning his 9517 NEC, and reported to the USS Pinckney to
serve as the 3MC. He completed two Western Pacific deployments, was
selected for the Command Senior Chief program and advanced to Master
Chief Petty Officer in May 2012.
Master Chief Howe served as the Command Master Chief for HSC-22
and of USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81). In January 2018, he
reported as the Command Master Chief of U.S. Naval Hospital Naples,