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U.S. Sixth Fleet Command Master Chief
Command Master Chief Medea Dudley is a native of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Enlisted in the Navy in 1991 and attended boot camp in Orlando, FL followed by Hospital Corpsman “A” school in Great Lakes, IL, and Surgical Technologist “C” school at Naval School of Health Sciences in Norfolk VA.
Some early sea duty commands and are USS MCKEE (AS 41), USS GREENBAY (LPD 20), and USS ESSEX (LHD 2) in Sasebo, Japan. Shore duty assignments include Naval Hospital Bethesda, Surgical Technology Instructor at Naval School of Health Sciences, San Diego and U.S. Naval Hospital in Naples, Italy, where she performed as the SEL for the Director for Administration and Acting Command Master Chief. In May 2011 she was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer and in February 2012, selected into the Command Senior Chief Program and served at NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego, CA.
Shortly after her selection to Command Master Chief, reported to USS PINCKNEY (DDG 91) in July 2015. Completed a C7F AOR deployment earning DESRON NINE Unit Tactics award and the coveted Battle “E”. In 2018 CMDCM Dudley joined the crew of USS PRINCETON (CG 59) and completed a highly successful Basic Phase certification cycle; inspected at Class Average by Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). The ship earned the following awards: 2018 Retention Excellence, 2018 Carrier Strike Group 11 (CSG11) Unit Tactics, coveted 2018 Spokane Trophy.
She previously served as Command Master Chief, in a fully integrated USMC/USN team at Expeditionary Strike Group SEVEN/Task Force SEVEN SIX/THREE Sasebo, Japan. Prior to that served as Command Master Chief, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Okinawa, Japan with Marine Corps Aviation assets and personnel in MCB Kaneohe Bay, MCAS Futema and MCAS Iwakuni, Japan.
Master Chief Dudley reported to Commander U.S. SIXTH Fleet in August 2023 and is presently serving as the Command Master Chief.
Her personal achievements and awards include: Senior Enlisted Academy #179 GOLD, a graduate of Keystone 18-1, MCPON’s Executive Leadership Symposium, CMC/COB class 126, Legion of Merit (1), Meritorious Service Medal (4), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4) and various Campaign and unit awards.