Leaders within the Navy’s Leadership Mess

By CMDCM(SW/AW) Thaddeus T. Wright

As the NAVSUP command master chief, I have the honor and privilege to work with members of the leadership mess. I wanted to take a moment and highlight these command master chiefs who were former supply enlisted, and those within the NAVSUP Enterprise who now work with the master chief petty officer of the Navy, fleet master chief petty officers, numbered fleets, and force master chiefs, in addition to leading and impacting thousands of Sailors.

CMDCM(SW/AW) Lateef Compton (Former Culinary Specialist) Combined Maritime Forces, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command

CMDCM(SW/AW) Chris Fitzgerald (Former Ship’s Serviceman) Commander, Navy Region Southwest












CMDCM(SW/NAC) Shannon Howe (Cryptologic Technician – Collection) Navy Exchange Service Command

CMDCM(AW/SW) Jeff Kirby (Former Aviation Storekeeper) 4 U.S. Naval Academy











CMDCM(SW/AW/IW) Steven Horton (Former Culinary Specialist) NAVSUP Weapons Systems Support


CMDCM(AW/SW/IW) Jason Haka (Former Culinary Specialist) Commander, Task Force SEVENTY/Carrier Strike Group FIVE












CMDCM(AW/SW) Lisa Tisdale (Former Ship’s Serviceman and Master at Arms) Commander, Joint Region Marianas


CMDCM(SW/IW) Donald Myrick (Former Ship’s Serviceman) Office of the Naval Inspector General














Summer 2019