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Biography

MASTER CHIEF DAMAGE CONTROLMAN
(SURFACE WARFARE/AVATION WARFARE)
MICHAEL J. ASHTON
UNITED STATES NAVY

Master Chief Petty Officer Ashton is a native St. Augustine Florida and enlisted in the Navy in 1993, and attended Basic Training in Great Lakes, Illinois.

His sea-duty assignments include: USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN- 74) home ported in Bremerton Washington, USS Carney (DDG-64) home ported in Mayport Florida, USS HARLAN COUNTY (LST -1196), USS DONALD COOK (DDG-75), USS MESA VERDE (LPD-19) and USS PONCE (LPD-15) where he served a Command Senior Chief, home ported in Norfolk Virginia.

His shore duty assignments include: Naval Recruiting District Nashville and Center for Naval Engineering Learning Site Pearl Harbor and Afloat Training Group Mayport where he served as Damage Control  Warfare lead and Command Master Chief.

Master Chief Ashton is a veteran of six overseas deployments; including participation in, OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, and OPERATION NOBLE EAGLE.

His personal awards include the Six Navy Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal and Five Navy Achievement Medals and numerous other personal and campaign awards.
He completed Recruit Division Commander “C” School and reported to Officer Training Command Newport in 2017.

  
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