|Command Master Chief Scott W. Harville. Courtesy photo.|
UPPER LAKE, Calif. – Master Chief Petty Officer Scott Harville recently was selected as a command master chief for Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron VAW-123, homeported in Norfolk, Va.
The squadron is deployed to the Persian Gulf aboard the USS Enterprise.
Harville enlisted in the Navy in September 1989.
Following Recruit Training Command in San Diego, Calif., he attended Fireman Apprentice School at Naval Training Center San Diego, Calif.
His first assignment was on board USS Competent in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where he struck for hull technician as an undesignated fireman.
His subsequent tours include a Western Pacific deployment on the USS Samuel Gompers in Alameda, Calif.; USS Frank Cable in Guam; Naval Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Pacific North West Detachment in Everett, Everett, Wash., where he was selected as the 2002 Senior Sailor of the Year; USS Laboon in Norfolk, Va., advancing to chief petty officer and earned his first Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW) qualification; USS Gunston Hall in Little Creek, Va., where he advanced to senior chief petty officer, earned combat information center watch officer, a second EOOW qualification and completed a cruise to the West Coast of Africa in support of a Joint GWOT exercise; Assault Craft Unit Four in Little Creek, Va., where he advanced to master chief petty officer; and USS Vella Gulf in Norfolk, Va., assigned as the 3MC and completed two Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Mediterranean deployments.
His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with four Gold Stars and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with four Gold Stars, along with numerous unit and service decorations.
Harville, a 1989 graduate of Upper Lake High School, is the son of Sue Harville and grandson of Doris Harville of Upper Lake, Calif.