Story by CPO Bryan Weyers on 02/08/2019
Master Chief Beaufort is a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He graduated from Dillard High School Class of 1994; he completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill., and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Equipment “A” School in Millington, Tenn.
His tours of duty include: USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74), Norfolk, Va., and San Diego, Calif.; Training Squadron SIX (VT-6) Milton, Fla.; Navy Recruiting District Montgomery, Ala., USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) Norfolk, Va.; Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) Pensacola, Fla.; USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) Norfolk, Va.; and VFA-103, Virginia Beach, Va.
In 2014, he was selected for the Command Senior Chief Program and advanced to Command Master Chief. He served as the Command Master Chief for the World Famous “Jolly Rogers” of VFA-103, from December 2014 to March 2017, and for the Carrier Air Wing THREE “Battle Axes” from March 2017 to March 2019.
He reported as Command Master Chief of USS GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78) in February 2019.
Master Chief Beaufort holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and a Masters of Art Degree from Liberty University in Human Services with emphasis in Executive Leadership, and a minor in management from Coastline Community College.
His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards) and numerous other units and campaign awards. Master Chief Beaufort is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 178 Gray), and the CMC/COB course (Class 138) in Newport, R.I.