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CMDCM Bryan Exum

CMDCM Exum retired from the Navy after 33 years of service. His last assignment was the Command Master Chief for Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) located in Washington, DC. While at NAVSEA, he led a team of active duty and retired military personnel that searched for, collected, and returned personal effects to over 3,000 people forced to evacuate a building during a high profile tragic incident. He enlisted in January 1984 and completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Florida. His challenging and rewarding tours included command master chief of Program Executive Office Ships, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and USS Stout (DDG 55).


Additionally, his sea assignments were aboard frigates, destroyers, and aircraft carriers. His shore assignments were in Puerto Rico; Great Lakes, Illinois; and multiple tours at the Washington Navy Yard, D.C. CMDCM Exum attended the National Defense University’s Keystone course and Naval Postgraduate School Navy Senior Leader Seminar. He is a graduate of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, and the U. S. Army Sergeants Major Academy.


He holds a Master of Arts degree from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Illinois University. CMDCM Exum authored multiple articles in the Association of the United States Navy periodical as the National Vice President of Enlisted Affairs. He is a Lifetime Member of the Surface Navy Association, member of Fleet Reserve Association and on the selection panel for the annual nationally recognized Black Engineer of the Year Award. He is married and has two daughters.  

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