Master Chief Steven Timmons, a native of Las Vegas, joined the United States Navy in May of 1987. After attending OS A-school in Virginia Beach, Va. His first tour of duty was aboard USS Iowa (BB 61) homeported in Norfolk, Va.
In 1991, Timmons was assigned to PCU Barry (DDG 52) and served there for 4 years before transferring in 1995 to Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) Two-Six as Command Information Center Officer. After a successful tour with DESRON 26, he went ashore to Fleet Training Center Norfolk, where he taught the ASTAC Course and was promoted to Chief Petty Officer. In 2001, he was transferred to USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) where he was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2003. In 2004, he went back to shore to serve as lead trainer of the Cruise Missile Defense System for Afloat Training Group (ATG) Atlantic, where in 2006 he was promoted to Master Chief. In January of 2008, he was selected to join the Command Master Chief Program and took his first Command Master Chief (CMDCM) tour aboard the USS Cole (DDG 67). His second CMDCM tour was at the Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center overseeing Sailors serving in the Individual Augmentee program. Timmons reported in February 2016 to Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic as the new Regional CMDCM.
Timmons is a graduate from the Senior Enlisted Academy and CMDCM course. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (eight awards).