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CMDCM (SS/SW/DV) James R. Schneider, USN

Command Master Chief, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF)

Command Master Chief Schneider, a native of Georgia, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in December 1989. He completed basic training at Great Lakes, Illinois, in February 1990 and went on to Basic Enlisted Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut.

Schneider reported aboard his first submarine USS ASHEVILLE (SSN 758) in May 1990 where he completed a Western Pacific deployment. He attended Auxiliary "C" school in Charleston, South Carolina, in November 1990.

During his next sea tour aboard USS BREMERTON (SSN 698), while serving as the Diver Division and Auxiliary Division Leading Petty Officer, he was advanced to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. During this tour, he completed three Western Pacific deployments. His next sea duty assignment was aboard USS KEY WEST (SSN 722) where he completed two Western Pacific deployments and earned the Battle "E" for Submarine Squadron THREE.

Schneider joined the crew serving as the Chief of the Boat of USS JACKSONVILLE (SSN 699) from August 2009 to June 2012. During his time onboard, the command completed its first ever Western Pacific deployment and earned the Battle "E" for Submarine Squadron THREE for 2010 and the Deck Seamanship "D" for 2009 and 2010.

Selected for the Command Master Chief program in 2012 he completed a successful CMC tour onboard the USS FRANK CABLE (AS 40). During his tenure the ship earned the 2014 Battle "E" for SUBPAC.

Ashore, Schneider served with Navy Recruiting District San Diego as a recruiter in Riverside, California, and Fleet Technical Support Center Pacific in San Diego, California. While there, as the Leading Chief Petty Officer of the Total System Readiness Assessment (TSRA) team, he was advanced to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. His most recent shore duty was with the Performance Monitoring Team (PMT) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

He reported to his current assignment as the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and IMF Command Master Chief in July 2015.

His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards) and various service and campaign awards.