Command Master Chief Jeffrey Hineman is a native of Lithia Springs, Georgia, and a 1993 graduate of Lithia Springs High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in November 1999 and completed Basic Recruit Training in Great Lakes, Illinois and Operations Specialist "A" school in Dam Neck, Virginia.
Master Chief Hineman was selected for the Command Master Chief program in 2015. His CMC tours include: USS BARRY (DDG 52) and USS ANTIETAM (CG 54), both forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. He assumed the duties as Command Master Chief for U.S. 7th Fleet Staff, embarked aboard USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19), in January 2020.
His previous sea duty assignments were aboard USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52), homeported in San Diego, California and USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72), homeported in Everett, Washington.
Hineman's shipboard deployments have all been to the 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet area of responsibilities, and supported Operations UNIFIED ASSISTANCE, ENDURING FREEDOM, and IRAQI FREEDOM.
His shore tours include Naval Recruiting District Seattle, Washington, as a zone supervisor, and Afloat Training Group Western Pacific in Yokosuka, Japan, where he served as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader.
Master Chief Hineman is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 187) and the CMC/COB Course (Class 150). He received his Associates degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia Southern University and is the 2011 recipient of John C. Stennis Leadership Award. His personal decorations include Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards), and various unit and campaign awards.