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CMDCS (AW) Mark D. Harlow

Command Senior Chief, USNS Comfort

15 April 2021
CMDCS (AW) Mark D. Harlow
CMDCS (AW) Mark D. Harlow
CMDCS (AW) Mark D. Harlow
CMDCS (AW) Mark D. Harlow
CMDCS (AW) Mark D. Harlow Command Senior Chief, USNS Comfort
Photo By: USNS Comfort Public Affairs
VIRIN: 181015-N-IS698-0001
Command Senior Chief Harlow, a native of Goochland, Virginia, enlisted in the United States Navy, March 2000 and reported to Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, IL.

Upon completion of Recruit Training Command Great Lakes in June of 2000, he reported to Naval Air Station Pensacola for Aviation Ordnanceman ‘A’ School. Senior Chief Harlow was accelerated advanced to Third Class Petty Office for performance in training. He then reported to NAS Fallon Weapons Department where he was named the 2001 Junior Sailor of the Year. In July 2002, he transferred to Patrol Squadron Nine in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and completed deployments to Kandahar, Afghanistan; Tallil, Iraq; and Misawa, Japan.

In 2007, he reported to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois for duties as a Recruit Division Commander. After completion of Recruit Division Commander ‘C’ School, he successfully trained nine divisions as well as earned his Master Training Specialist and qualified as a Recruit Division Commander ‘C’ School Instructor. In May of 2010, he transferred to Patrol Squadron Four of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and was selected to Chief Petty Officer in 2010. Senior Chief cross-decked to Patrol Squadron Four-Seven and qualified Safe-for-Flight with deployments to Sigonella, Sicily and Djibouti, Africa. In August 2015, Senior Chief Harlow reported for duties as the Senior Enlisted Leader for Training Support Center, Hampton Roads Dam Neck.

In October 2018, Senior Chief Harlow reported to Commander, United States Fleet Forces Command as the Executive Assistant to the Fleet Master Chief. Senior Chief is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Class 206, CMC/COB Course, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Michigan University and an Associate's Degree from Coastline Community College.

His decorations include the Navy Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals (5 awards), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (2 awards) and other various unit and campaign awards.
 
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