FORCM(SS) Paul J. Davenport
Force Master Chief
Command Master Chief Davenport, a native of Thorndale, Texas, enlisted in the United States Navy in June 1991. Following completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, he completed both Submarine School and Torpedoman “A” School.
In March 1992, he reported to USS CHICAGO (SSN 721) stationed in San Diego, California and completed three Western Pacific Deployments. In June 1996 he transferred to Naval Submarine School as a Machinist Mate “A” School instructor. In May 1999, after qualifying Master Training Specialist, he transferred to USS PORTSMOUTH (SSN 707), completed two more deployments and was advanced to Chief Petty Officer in September 2001. In January 2002, he transferred to USS BREMERTON (SSN 698), made another deployment and change of homeport from San Diego to Pearl Harbor. In April 2004, he transferred to COMSUBPAC TRE Team. He reported to USS CHEYENNE (SSN 773) in 2007 where he was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer and completed his seventh deployment. He served at Submarine Squadron ONE from November 2007 to August 2009. He completed his first Chief of the Boat assignment on USS GREENEVILLE (SSN 772) from 2009 to 2011 where he was advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer and completed his eighth Western Pacific Deployment. His second COB tour was on USS OHIO (SSGN 726) (BLUE) from 2011 to 2013, completing two more deployments and he was selected as Command Master Chief. In 2013 he transferred to the staff for Commander Submarine Squadron ELEVEN in San Diego and served as the Command Master Chief until 2016.
He currently serves on the staff for Commander Submarine Forces, U. S. Pacific Fleet in Hawaii as the Submarine Forces, Force Master Chief.
His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards), and various unit and campaign awards.