Command Master Chief
HMCM (SW) Marsha E. Burmeister
Master Chief Burmeister is a native of Wadesville, Indiana and enlisted in the United States Navy in January 1990. She completed Recruit Training at Orlando, FL and Hospital Corpsman "A" School at Great Lakes, IL. She was a PSI at Naval Medical Clinic, Quantico, VA while awaiting Advanced Laboratory "C" School at Bethesda, MD.
Upon graduation, she reported for duty at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, Camp Lejeune, NC where she served as an Advanced Laboratory Technician. She reported to USS PUGET SOUND (AD-38) home ported in Norfolk, VA, only to begin the decommissioning process upon her arrival. She was transferred to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA where she served as a Laboratory Technician, Command Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor and Leading Chief Petty Officer/Assistant Product Line Leader of Patient and Guest Relations and Descendant Affairs Product Line. She served as a Recruit Division Commander, Instructor, Facilitator, Recruit Division Commander "C" School LCPO and Ship’s LCPO while at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. She transferred to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA and served as the Directorate of Medical Services Senior Enlisted Leader. She deployed as an Individual Augmentee to Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait where she served as the LCPO at Camp Arifjan Troop Medical Clinic. Upon her return, she served as the Directorate of Nursing Services Senior Enlisted Leader. She received Global War on Terrorism Support Assignment orders to Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center, Norfolk, VA where she forward deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan. She served as the Cooperative Medical Assistance, Joint Operational Team NCOIC where she served as the Operations Chief and a medical provider. She transferred to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA where she served as the Deputy Command Master Chief for Navy Medicine East.
Senior Chief Burmeister served as the Health Services and Health Dental Departments LCPO onboard USS MESA VERDE (LPD-19) home ported in Norfolk, VA. She was transferred to Branch Health Clinic Naval Support Activity Norfolk, Norfolk, VA where she was redirected to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA. Master Chief Burmeister served as the Directorate for Clinical Support Services and Directorate for Primary Care and Branch Health Clinics Senior Enlisted Leader. She transferred to her current position as Command Master Chief Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center. She is a graduate of Campbell University and the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy and has earned her Enlisted Surface Warfare and Master Training Specialist designations.
Her decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy Achievement Medal (four awards) and various unit and campaign awards.