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Russell Native Jason Dinkel is Command Master Chief of US Navy Ship

Jason DinkelRussell native Jason L. Dinkel is the Command Master Chief of the USS Frank Cable, a United States Navy submarine tender ship based in Guam.

Master Chief Petty Officer Dinkel enlisted in the United States Navy in January 1990. He completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois and Basic Enlisted Submarine School, Groton, Connecticut. He reported to his first ship, the USS La Jolla (SSN 701), as a non-designated seaman in 1990. While onboard, he earned his Enlisted Submarine Warfare in 1990. Apprenticing Storekeeper 1991, he advanced to SK3. He completed one Western Deployment while attached to La Jolla.

Upon completion of his initial sea tour in 1994, reported to Navy Submarine Base San Diego and served as a supply liaison in support of the four torpedo retrievers from 1994-1997.

In August 1997, he reported to the Deep Submergence Unit in San Diego where he served as an independent storekeeper for Unmanned Vehicles where he earned his Deep Submergence Insignia. He completed one deployment involving the search of the USS Yorktown "Battle of the Midway".

In October 1999, he reported to the USS Newport News (SSN 750) in Norfolk, Virginia as the Leading Storekeeper. Following his tour onboard Newport News, he reported to SPAWAR in Norfolk, Virginia and was selected to Chief Petty Officer in 2003.USS Frank Cable

In August of 2005 he reported onboard USS Montpelier (SSN 765) where he did a CENTCOM Deployment and was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2007. Following his tour with Montpelier, he graduated from US Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Non-Resident Course Class 37 and reported to the USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) as the Chief of the Boat from 2008-2011. He completed a 26 month overhaul and a trans-oceanic from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Guam.

After his tour onboard Oklahoma City, he reported to Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Charleston, South Carolina. There he was selected to Master Chief Petty Officer in 2013.

Master Chief Dinkel reported onboard USS Frank Cable (AS 40) in March 2015 as the Supply Department Master Chief and the Command Master Chief in January 2017.

Master Chief Dinkel's personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (seven awards), Battle "E" (two awards), and various unit awards and citations.

(Information and photos courtesy United States Navy, Submarine Force Pacific Fleet.)

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