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  CMDCM (SW/AW/IW) Jimmy W. Hailey III

United States Navy

Command Master Chief, Naval Safety Center

Command Master Chief Hailey is a native of Austin, Texas. He graduated high school in 1993 and enlisted in the Navy in 1994. He is a designated Master Training Specialist, and is a graduate of the US Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 154/Brown), CMC/COB Course (Class 109), and the National Defense University Keystone Course (Class 19-1). Additionally, he earned his Associates in Arts Degree majoring in Marine Systems Management from Coastline Community College in May 2007 and earned his certification in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays State University in June 2012.

Following his graduation from recruit training at RTC Great Lakes, Illinois, and Surface Sonar Technician “A” School, his first duty station was the Pre-Commissioning crew of the USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) San Diego, Calif. Follow on tours include: USS BENFOLD (DDG 65) San Diego, Calif. and USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93) Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Ashore, he served two tours at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes Illinois, performing the duties as a Recruit Division Commander, Ship’s (Barracks) Leading Chief Petty Officer, Fleet Quality Assurance Leading Chief Petty Officer, and 7th Fleet Leading Chief Petty Officer.

Selected into the Command Master Chief program in February 2012, his CMC tours include Strike Fighter Squadron EIGHT SIX (VFA-86) “Sidewinders”, Carrier Air Wing SEVENTEEN (CVW-17) “Team Quicksand”, USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), and Naval Service Training Command.

He assumed the duties as Command Master Chief of Naval Safety Center in September 2020.

His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal (seven awards), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War On Terrorism (GWOT) Expeditionary Medal, GWOT Service Medal, Accession Training Service Ribbon (three awards) and numerous unit citation and service awards.