Craig R. Cole, Select One

Master Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy

Command Master Chief U.S. Naval War College
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Command Master Chief Cole is a native of Essex, Massachusetts, graduating from North Shore Technical High School in 1995. He enlisted in the United States Navy in December 1996 and attended basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes Illinois. He has honorably served on board USS CONSTITUTION, USS HOPPER(DDG70), ATG MIDPAC, USS JAMES E. WILLIAMS(DDG95), LCSRON ONE, IA Tour in support of OIF with 2nd Marine Air Wing/Base Command Group Al Asad Iraq USS FREEDOM(LCS1), USS FORT WORTH(LCS3). In February 2016 he was assigned to the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island where he is currently serving as Command Master Chief.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership


Associates in Applied Science Degree in Administrative/Management

Senior Enlisted Academy Class 169 Gold

CMC/COB Course in October 2012

C.V. or Resume

Awards and Decorations

Meritorious Service Medal

Navy Commendation Medal
3 awards

Navy Achievement Medal
Five awards

Good Conduct
Six awards

Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Master Training Specialist

2014 and 2015 Littoral Combat Ship
Enlisted Ship Handler of the Year

Various unit and campaign awards

News, Media, & Events


Former Naval War College president passes away

Jan. 19, 2018
News Publication

Current Strategy Forum: Technology, Innovation and Strategy

Jun. 12, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Blue Hair in Gray Zone

Jan. 10, 2018
War on the Rocks
Article Publication

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