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HTCM Charles L. Horgan IV

Command Master Chief, USS San Antonio (LPD 17)

23 November 2020

Photo By: USS San Antonio Public Affairs
VIRIN: 230221-N-KK394-9001

Master Chief Horgan is a local to the Tidewater area, born in September 1982.  As a graduate of Salem High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy on 15 May 2004 and attended boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois. Following boot camp he attended Hull Technician “A” School.


His assignments include, Assault Craft Unit 4, 2004-2007. Attached to the Bataan Amphibious Assault Group, he deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2008, he attended HT “C” School where he graduated as an honor graduate. Post “C” school he reported to USS John C. Stennis homeported in Bremerton, WA and completed a Western Pacific deployment. In January 2010, then HT2 Horgan, reported to Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY FMB) for duty as a ship fitter in the submarine maintenance shop. In September of 2010, he was selected as an Individual Augmentee and attended basic Army infantry, convoy, and detainee operations training in Fort Bliss, Texas. He advanced to Petty Officer First Class upon completion of training and was assigned to Task Group Trident. He deployed to the Parwan Province of Afghanistan as the Guard force commander tasked with facility security for over 500 detainees from 2010- 2011. Post combat deployment, he completed his tour at NNSY and reported to USS Mason (DDG-87) in early 2012 as Repair Division LPO. In 2014, he was selected for advancement to Chief Petty Officer. He then reported to USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) as the Repair Division LCPO from 2014-2016. Following LPD-19, he transferred to Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center as a Ship Superintendent for DDG 51 and DDG 87. In 2018, he was selected to advance to Senior Chief, and he then filled the role as DLCPO for Hull Branch. Upon completion of his tour, he transferred to the USS Emory S. Land stationed in Santa Rita, Guam as the Planning Department LCPO, as well as the expeditionary CSEL and Planning and Estimating Officer from 2019 to 2021.


He reported to USS San Antonio in January 2021 as the Maintenance Manager (3MC). In April, he was selected for advancement to Master Chief Petty Officer and currently serves as the Command Master Chief.


His personal awards and decorations include the Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal (two awards), Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal (five awards) Meritorious Unit Commendation, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal (two awards),  Armed Forces Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Expeditionary Sea Service (four awards), Sea Service (six awards), and NATO ISAF Medal.


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