Command Senior Enlisted Leader

Fleet Master Chief John J. Perryman

Fleet Master Chief Perryman is a native of San Antonio, Texas. In August of 1994, he entered the U.S. Navy attending basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois.

Upon completion of basic training, Master Chief Perryman attended Basic Enlisted Submarine School (BESS) and Electronics Technician "A" and "C" Schools in Groton, Connecticut.

His at sea assignments as a Submarine Electronics Technician include the USS Bremerton (SSN 698), USS Dolphin (AGSS-555), and USS Cheyenne (SSN 773). Ashore his in-rate assignments include the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the Staff of Commander, Submarine Squadron Seven.

In April 2010, he attended the Senior Enlisted Academy Resident course and the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Capstone course before reporting to the USS Hawaii (SSN 776) in June of 2010 as Chief of the Boat. Master Chief Perryman’s other Command Senior Enlisted Leader positions include on the staff of Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet as the Tactical Readiness Evaluation Team Chief of the Boat, Command Master Chief for Commander, Submarine Group Seven, and Force Master Chief for Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic.

Master Chief Perryman is authorized to wear numerous personal awards. He is most proud of the six Battle "E" awards and the other unit awards he has earned with his shipmates.

In September 2020, he assumed his current duty as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. U.S. Strategic Command provides a broad range of strategic capabilities and options for the President and Secretary of Defense. The mission is to deter strategic attack and employ forces, as directed, to guarantee the security of our Nation and our Allies. The command's assigned responsibilities include strategic deterrence; nuclear operations; space operations; joint electronic spectrum operations; global strike; missile defense; and analysis and targeting. The command’s forces and capabilities underpin and enable all other Joint Force operations.

(Current as of September 2020)