Master Chief Beachy, a native of Grantsville, MD, enlisted in the United States Navy in January 1995. Following completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, he reported to Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, for Apprenticeship Training.
In May of 1995, he reported for duty aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). He attended Master-at-Arms ‘A’ School at NTTC Lackland, Texas in March of 1999. His follow on assignments include Strategic Communications Wing-ONE, Tinker AFB, OK; Naval Air Station Keflavik Security Department, Iceland; Naval Base Newport Security Department, Newport, RI; Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron SEVEN, Guam; and Faculty Advisor at the USN Senior Enlisted Academy, Newport, RI. In 2014, he was selected for the Command Master Chief program. Previous Command Master Chief tours include USS Lassen (DDG 82) and USS Anchorage (LPD 23).
In addition, Master Chief Beachy forward deployed to Ft. Suse, Iraq, with Navy Provisional Detainee Battalion-ONE supporting Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM from October 2005 to September 2006, and served as an Embarked Security Team Mission Commander in CENTCOM/C5F AOR supporting Operation VIGILANT MARINER January to September 2008.
Master Chief Beachy holds a Bachelors Degree in Program Acquisition and Military Management from American Military University. Furthermore, Master Chief Beachy is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Class 164 and Naval Ethics and Leadership Center (CMC/COB) class 133.
Master Chief Beachy’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards), Army Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign awards.