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CMDCS Norman Mingo Jr.

CMDCS (SW/DV) Norman Mingo Jr. is a native Far Rockaway, NY. He graduated from Far Rockaway High School in Queens, NY, in 1999. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 2000 and graduated from Recruit Training in Great Lakes, Illinois, and then went to Seamen Apprentice School in Great Lakes.

At Sea, Mingo has served aboard USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, completing two tours to the Arabian Gulf. At Explosive Ordnance (EOD) Unit Mobile Unit Three, as work center supervisor he supported deploying units during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Aboard USS Higgins (DDG-76) in San Diego, CA completing two tours to Arabian Gulf, as leading petty officer (LPO) for Combat Missiles (CM) division and as a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team member, where he promoted to Chief Petty Officer. He served onboard USS Coronado (LCS-4) in San Diego, CA and managed many roles to include Department Leading Chief Petty Officer (DLCPO) for Combat Systems, Command Training Officer, and Ship’s Maintenance and Material Manager (3M).
Ashore, Mingo has served with Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Training Unit One in China Lake, CA, as armor and training department LPO. He served at NAVSEA Port Hueneme, CA, in Air Dominance department as the In-Service Engineering Agent (ISEA) for the MK41 Vertical Launching System. He reported to Naval Base Coronado and assumed an Executive Staff position in ADMIN department. Senior Mingo transferred to Afloat Training Group in San Diego and joined Combat System department in certifying CRUDES ships during their Basis phase. In February 2024 he was selected to the Command Senior/Master Chief program.
He completed the Senior Enlisted Academy in March 2019 (Green Machines) and is a graduate of the CMC/COB course.  In June of 2024, CMDCS Mingo reported to Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Hawaii, to serve as the Senior Enlisted Leader.

Mingo earned a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management, and a Master of Science in Project Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Mingo has earned the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6 awards), Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and various campaign and unit awards.

Last Updated: 2 July 2024


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