Command Master Chief Nathan K. Chun
Command Master Chief Chun was born in Harbor City, California and grew up in Hawaii. He graduated from a Department of Defense High School in Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines in 1990. In October 1991, he enlisted in the United States Navy as a Seaman Recruit at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and reported to Naval Training Center (NTC) Orlando, Florida. After graduating NTC, he attended and graduated Construction Mechanic “A” School in Gulfport, Mississippi.
His first assignment was with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE-THIRTY-THREE, where he completed deployments to Guam and Sigonella, Sicily, San Diego and Rota Spain. In February 1996, he transferred to Commander Naval Special Boat Squadron in Coronado, California and was the shop supervisor. In January 1999, he was assigned to Special Boat Unit Twelve, MK V Special Operations Craft Special (SOC) Maintenance Support Team LPO and completed two deployments to Central Command (CENTCOM) and multiple exercises. In May of 2003, he transferred to NMCB THREE and completed deployments as the Civil Action Team LPO and as assistant Convoy Commander deployed to Iraq. After leaving NMCB THREE in 2006, he transferred to Naval Construction Training Center, Port Hueneme, as the Alfa Co LPO and Chassis Phase head where he earned his Master Training Specialist (MTS). In September of 2007, he was selected to Chief and in January 2008, he took over as the Naval Military Training LCPO. In January 2009, he was moved to lead the CM-C1 Advanced schoolhouse director. His next assignment was to NMCB FOUR as the Kandahar Airfield Officer in Charge, and also completed a tour as Convoy Security Element Officer in Charge and Convoy Commander throughout the Helmand province in Afghanistan.
In March of 2012, he transferred to the Naval Facilities Institute as LCPO and completed MTS mentorship program and was advanced to Senior Chief. In October of 2012, he then was transferred to Seabee Readiness Group (SRG) and stood up Naval Construction Group ONE. His assignments were the N4C, Logistics Department LCPO, N43 Table of Allowance Division Officer (TOA), and N43C TOA LCPO. In May of 2015 he was advanced to Master Chief and transferred to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FIVE, Port Hueneme Ca and completed a tour as Alfa Company Chief. In September of 2016 his next tour was to Amphibious Construction Battalion ONE as Command Master Chief and spent a little over four years down in Coronado California. He reported to Naval Construction Group ONE in October of 2020. Shortly after checking on board NCG 1, he was assigned to pilot a new initiative at Underwater Construction Team TWO until the ending of March 2021.
Command Master Chief Chun is a graduate of the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, 199 (Orange) the Command Master Chief Capstone Course class 163, Executive Leadership Symposium. He graduated with honors earning Magna Cum Laude and Alpha Chi for his Bachelors of Science, in Business Organizational Management with a concentration of Human Resources from the University of Laverne. Command Master Chief Chun’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3rd), Army Commendation Medal (2nd), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5th), Combat Action Ribbon, as well as various unit and campaign awards.