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NAVEUR-NAVAF Welcomes New Fleet Master Chief

September 8, 2016 at 1:53 PM UTC

NAPLES, Italy (Aug. 4, 2016)-- Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe - Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) welcomed a new fleet master chief at Naval Support Activity, Naples Aug. 4, 2016.

Command Master Chief Raymond D. Kemp Sr. relieved Fleet Master Chief Steven S. Giordano, who was recently selected to become the 14th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy.

FLTCM Raymond Kemp Sr

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"I am truly humbled and honored to have been selected as the Fleet Master Chief of U.S. Naval Forces Europe / U.S. Naval Forces Africa.” 

“Starting off as an E-1 Data Processing Technician 30 years ago, I never dreamed I would be a Fleet Master Chief, which drives my commitment to do my best.”

Fleet Master Chief Raymond D. Kemp Sr.
U.S. Naval Forces Europe/U.S. Naval Forces Africa
Quick Facts: 
Kemp will be traveling throughout the region and looks forward to meeting with Sailors during his travels.
Throughout his career, Kemp has completed combat deployments in the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Fleet areas of responsibilities and participated in Operations SEA ANGEL II, OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH, CONTINUE HOPE, NEW DAWN, DESSERT STORM, IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM.
Previous Sea duty assignments include: USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62); USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72); Staff of COMMANDER AMPHIBIOUS GROUP ONE; USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3).
Previous Shore duty assignments include: Naval Security Station Washington DC; Tactical Support Center, San Diego, CA; Commander Naval Space Command Dahlgren, VA; OPNAV Communications Information Systems and Network (N6), Washington DC.
Previous Command Master Chief tours include USS MASON (DDG 87); USS HARRY S TRUMAN, Navy Inspector General.
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