CMDCM (SW/AW) Britten is a native of Houston, TX. He enlisted in August, 1990 attending Recruit Training at RTC San Diego, CA.
CMDCM Britten reported to Sonar Technician “A” School at FLEASWTRACENPAC San Diego, Ca in February 1991. After receiving high honors and graduating in the top 5 of his class, he was meritoriously advanced to STG3. September 1991, he reported to his first ship the USS PRINCETON (CG-59) in Long Beach, CA. While onboard, the ship completed a Southern Pacific Drug Interdiction Operation and was awarded the Joint Service Unit Award.
From April 1993 - December 1994, he attended “C” school and became a certified technician on the SQS-53B Active/Passive Sonar Suite. December 1994, he reported on board USS ELLIOTT (DDG-967) and shortly after was advanced to E5. After 2 years on board CMDCM Britten Chief was selected to cross rate to Master-at-Arms.
CMDCM Britten attended MAA A-School at NTC Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. After completing school he was then assigned to Naval Base Pt. Loma, Ca for his first tour as a MAA. By the end of his tour, CMDCM Britten was advanced to MA1.
From 2000-2003, CMDCM Britten was assigned to Sea Control Squadron Three Three (VS33) “The World Famous SCREWBIRDS”, Naval Base Coronado, Ca. While assigned at VS 33, CMDCM Britten completed 2 Western Pacific cruises on board the USS STENNIS (CVN 74) in support “OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM” and was selected for Chief Petty Officer.
He then report to Commander, Navy Region Southwest and was assigned as the Security Department LCPO and Antiterrorism Officer (ATO) for Naval Base San Diego, Ca. In 2005, CMDCM Britten volunteered to serve on a 1 year IA to Iraq. While on IA, he was promoted to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer.
In 2007, CMDCM Britten reported to Naval Station Pearl Harbor Hawaii Security Department and was assigned as the Senior Enlisted Leader. In 2008, he attended the Senior Enlisted Academy where he was awarded the Navy League Honor Graduate Award. In 2010, he reported to Commander, US Seventh Fleet Yokosuka, Japan as the Leading Chief Petty Officer of the Force Protection Division. During this rewarding tour CMDCM Britten was promoted Master Chief, served as the Staff Senior Enlisted Leader and selected for the Command Master Chief program.
He reported as command master chief for Commander Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan, in April 2016.
CMDCM Britten has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, 3 Navy Commendation Medals, 4 Navy/Marine Corp Achievement Medals and numerous unit level and individual awards.