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FIGHTER WING, U.S. PACIFIC FLEET
CMDCM(AW/SW) STEPHEN SUTTER, USN
Command Master Chief Sutter entered the Navy in November 1984. He reported for Boot Camp and Basic Electricity Electronics training in San Diego, California and after completing his required modules he went onto FC “A” School in Great Lakes, Illinois, as well as orders to Damneck, Virginia to attend Close In Weapons System (CIWS) “C” school. He then accepted orders to USS PLATTE (AO-186), home ported in Norfolk, Virginia were he was a team member of the Deck Department as well as Replenishment at Sea Division. He was responsible for various duties including Operations and Maintenance defensive weapon systems. He earned the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist designation and advanced to Petty Officer Second Class.
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In March 1991, after his second deployment in support of Operation Desert Storm, he reported to AEGIS Training Center (ATC) in Dahlgren, Virginia to attend AN/SPY-1B(V) Radar Systems “C” school. He then accepted orders to USS LAKE ERIE (CG-70) Pre-Commissioning Crew in Bath, Maine and was advanced to Petty Officer First Class.
In May 1995, he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer after reporting to Fleet Technical Support Center Pacific (FTSC) Detachment Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where he was assigned the duties as Pearl Harbor area 2M Technician and Worksite Certification Manager, as well as team supervisor for Combat Systems Assessment (CSA) and Combat Systems Readiness Review (CSRR) programs.
In August 1997, reported to USS PORT ROYAL (CG-73), home ported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where he served as the AEGIS Weapons Systems (AWS) Supervisor, Fire Control (CF) Division LCPO, and Combat Systems Coordinator for the Navy’s new Standard Missile Block IV test platform. In 1999 he was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer.
In August 2001, he reported to AEGIS Training Readiness Center (ATRC), Dahlgren, Virginia, after graduating from Instructor Training course earning a 9502 NEC. Shortly after reporting he qualified for the Master Training Specialist designation, Course Curriculum Model Manager (C2M2) for the AEGIS Computer Network Technician (ACNT), Operator Display (UYQ-21) and Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) Systems, as well as Senior Instructor for Technical Training. Master Chief Sutter transferred to USS CHOISN (CG 65), home ported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 2004 as the Combat Systems Maintenance Manager (CSMM) and Combat Systems Department LCPO. USS CHOSIN (CG 65) was called upon to support the Global War on Terrorism efforts in Iraqi Enduring Freedom, Operation Southern Watch and Horn of Africa missions.
In January 2008, Master Chief Sutter graduated from the Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) Class 136 and Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Class 46 in Newport Rhode Island, earning him the 9580 NEC. After graduation the Senior Enlisted Academy, Master Chief Sutter reported to Strike Fighter Squadron 25 “FIST of the FLEET” as Command Master Chief.
In November 2010, he reported as the Command Master Chief of Commander Strike Fighter Wing Pacific. His personal military decorations include: Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 awards), Good Conduct Medal (6 awards), National Defense Medal (2), Navy Rifle Marksmanship Medal (Expert), Navy Pistol Marksmanship Medal (Expert), and various campaign and service awards.
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