Edward V. Kay, HMCM (SS)
Senior Enlisted Academy
Master Chief Edward Kay enlisted in the Naval Reserves in September of 1985. After completing Basic Training and Hospital Corpsman “A” School he served two years as an Active Reservist. After completion of Advanced Laboratory School, Bethesda, MD, Master Chief Kay was recalled to active in August of 1989 for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and reenlisted onto Active Service in July 1990.
In 1996 Master Chief Kay volunteered for submarine duty and graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine and Independent Duty Corpsman School in Groton, Connecticut. He reported to the USS PROVIDENCE (SSN 719) in Groton, CT, where he qualified in submarines and completed deployments to the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf. Additionally he served on the USS Hawaii (SSN 776) completing all Sea Trials and delivered the third in the Virginia Class Fleet. Other assignments include tours at Naval Hospital Guam, Branch Medical Clinic NAS Fallon, Naval Undersea Medical Institute, Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay GA, Command Master Chief US Naval Hospital Rota, and his current assignment as a facilitator at the Senior Enlisted Academy.
Master Chief Kay earned his Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management in 2004 and an MBA in Healthcare Management in 2009. His personal awards include: Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (two gold stars); Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four gold stars) and various other personal and unit awards.
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