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. September 1991, he reported to his first ship the USS PRINCETON (CG-59) in Long Beach, CA. December 1994, he reported on board USS ELLIOTT (DDG-967). After two years on board he was approved to cross rate to Master-at-Arms.
CMDCM Britten attended MAA A-School at NTC Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX in December 1996. After completing school he was then assigned to Naval Base Pt. Loma, Ca for his first tour as a MAA.
From 2000-2003, CMDCM Britten was assigned to Sea Control Squadron Three Three(VS33) “The World Famous SCREWBIRDS”, at Naval Base Coronado, Ca. While assigned at VS 33, CMDCM Britten completed two Western Pacific cruises on board the USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) in support of “OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM” and “Global War on Terrorism”. He was selected for Chief Petty Officer in 2002.
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 one year IA to Iraq where he was promoted to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer.
In 2007, he 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. In 2010, he reported to Commander, US Seventh Fleet Yokosuka, Japan as the Leading Chief Petty Officer of the Force Protection Division. CMDCM Britten completed numerous bilateral exercises and theater security cooperation’s with various countries across the Asian Pacific. During this rewarding tour CMDCM Britten was promoted to Master Chief, served as the Staff Senior Enlisted Leader and selected for the Command Master Chief program.
CMDCM Britten has served as Command Master Chief aboard USS WILLIAM P. LAWRENCE from March 2013-March 2016 and Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan April 2016-July 2019. Report to Naval Base Point Loma, Ca August 2019.
CMDCM Britten personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal(3 awards) Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 awards) and various service and campaign awards.