Master Chief Pritchett was born in Monroe, LA. He graduated from Bastrop High School in 1992 and immediately entered the U.S. Navy. He completed both Recruit Training Command & Hospital Corps “A” School in Great Lakes, IL.
His sea assignments include tours with 2D Marine Division 2d BN 6th Marines, Camp Lejeune, NC, 2D MLG Dental Battalion, Camp Lejeune, NC, USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75), 2d Marine Division, 3d BN 8th Marines and 1st BN 2d Marines, Camp Lejeune, NC, and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
His deployments include 3 Mediterranean floats from August 1995 to February 1996, September 2002 to March 2003, and October 2004 to April 2005; Operation Enduring Freedom, Helmand District, Afghanistan, November 2008 to June 2009, March 2010 to October 2010, Operation Inherent Resolve, WESTPAC August 2014 to June 2015.
His shore assignments include the Naval Hospital Millington, TN 1993-1994 where he worked in the Alcohol Rehabilitation Department, ENT clinic and the Branch Medical Clinic. He served at Field Medical Service School/Field Medical Training Battalion from 2005 – 2008 and won Instructor of the Year, earned his Master Training Specialist Designator and is a plank owner of FMTB-E. Served at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, NC 2011-2014. He was the Directorate Leading Chief Petty Officer for Surgical Services.
Prior to reporting to 4th MAW, Master Chief Pritchett’s most recent assignment was on the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) where he was the Department Leading Chief Petty Officer from July 2014 to October 2016.
Master Chief Pritchett holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration and is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 53).
Master Chief Pritchett’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards, one combat V), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), Combat Action Ribbon, Enlisted Surface Warfare Insignia, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Insignia, Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Insignia, Enlisted Information Dominance Warfare Insignia, Master Training Specialist, and various other unit & campaign awards.