U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Fleet Master Chief
Fleet Master Chief Raymond D. Kemp entered the U. S. Navy in June 1986 as a Data Processing Technician; completed Basic Training at Recruit Training Center San Diego, California and Class-A School at Service School Center San Diego.
Sea duty assignments include: USS Independence (CV 62); USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72); Staff of Commander Amphibious Group One; USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).
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.
He was selected for Command Master Chief (CMC) Program in 2009 and chosen to represent the Navy as a student at the US Army Sergeants Major Academy, CLASS 60. Command Master Chief tours include USS Mason (DDG 87); USS Harry S Truman, Navy Inspector General, and currently serving as the U.S. Naval Forces Europe/U.S. Naval Forces Africa Fleet Master Chief.
Throughout his career, he 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, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
Fleet Master Chief Kemp's personal qualifications and awards include the Enlisted Surface Warfare, Enlisted Aviation Warfare, and the Enlisted Information Warfare; two Meritorious Service Medals, four Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, a Combat Action Ribbon, and various unit and campaign awards.