Command Master Chief, NAS Pensacola
Master Chief Craig Forehand, from Pensacola, Florida, enlisted in the Navy Aug. 2, 1999. Upon completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command, he reported to Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Charleston, S.C. and completed Machinist Mate "A" school. He then reported to Basic Enlisted Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut, for the completion of BESS and Auxiliary "C" school. After graduation for the initial training, he reported to his first submarine, USS Providence (SSN 719) stationed in Groton.