Submarine Group 7

Commander, Task Force 54 / Commander Task Force 74

Yokosuka, Japan
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Master Chief Armon Owens

Command Master Chief

Master Chief Brett Jackson

Master Chief Owens was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program in July, 1997 and completed Basic Training in Great Lakes, IL. He next graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School and Electronics Technician “A” school, both in Groton, CT.

In 1998, he reported to USS Oklahoma City (SSN-723) in Norfolk, VA, where he served as a member of Navigation Division, completing three North Atlantic deployments, one CENTCOM deployment, and one SOUTHCOM deployment.

From 2003 to 2006, Master Chief Owens served as the OPCON LPO for COMNAVSUBFOR and was promoted to Chief Petty Officer in July 2006.

In 2006, Master Chief Owens transferred to the USS Boise (SSN-764) as the Navigation Division Leading Chief and Assistant Navigator. After six years and three North Atlantic deployments, the USS Boise was awarded the Battenburg Cup for being the top warship in the Atlantic Fleet. In 2012, he completed the qualifications for Chief of the Boat and was promoted to Senior Chief.

In 2012, Master Chief Owens was screened and selected to serve on staff as the ISIC Assistant Navigator for Submarine Squadron Six. After being promoted to Master Chief in 2014, he served as the Staff Master Chief for the Squadron 6 Support Staff until 2015.

In December 2015, Master Chief Owens reported as the Chief of the Boat for the USS HELENA (SSN-725). During his time onboard, the command completed its first ever North Atlantic deployment and earned HELENA’s first ever Battle “E” awards for Submarine Squadron SIX (2015 and 2017).

In July 2018, Master Chief Owens reported to Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and IMF as Command Master Chief. After completing a successful tour at PHNSY he reported to COMSUBRON ONE in Pearl Harbor as the ISIC CMC in July 2021, completing a successful tour.

In 2022, Master Chief Owens was screened and selected as CMC of Commander Submarine Group 7 in Yokosuka, Japan, where he continues to serve. Master Chief Owens is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 191, Purple). He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado Technical University. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards) and numerous unit and campaign awards.