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Russell "Russ" Jeter
Command Master Chief
Actor: Charles Parnell — First Appearance: "Phase Six"

Russell "Russ" Jeter is the Commander Master Chief (CMC) of the USS Nathan James.

He is portrayed by Charles Parnell.


Before he joined the USS Nathan James, he accidently killed his wife and daughters in a car accident.

Early LifeEdit

United States Navy serviceEdit

Russ enlisted in the Navy at an unknown time. Russ's military rate is Command Master Chief Petty Officer (paygrade E-9). He is serving as the USS Nathan James's Command Master Chief (CMC), and occasionally acts as the ship's spiritual advisor, due to his strong religious faith.

Events of The Last ShipEdit

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Russ volunteers to test the vaccine. Whilst under quarantine, he becomes delusional and has visions about his daughters. (Trials)

Russ meets Amy Granderson and is later wounded in a gunfight with the State Troopers. (No Place Like Home)

Awards and decorationsEdit

The following are the medals and service awards fictionally worn by Master Chief Jeter.

Badges Edit

  • Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist insignia
  • CPO command identification badge

Medals & Ribbons Edit

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, with two award stars (3 awards)
  • Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, with three award stars (4 awards)
  • Navy Unit Commendation, with one service star (2 awards)
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation, with two service stars (3 awards)
  • Navy "E" Ribbon, with Wreathed Battle "E" device (4+ awards)
  • Navy Good Conduct Medal, with one silver and two service stars (8 awards)
  • Navy Expeditionary Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal, with one bronze service star (2 awards)
  • Iraq Campaign Medal, with one bronze service star (2 awards)
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, with three service stars (4 awards)
  • Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon, with three service stars (4 awards)
  • Navy Expert Rifleman Medal
  • Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal

Behind the ScenesEdit

Russ Jeter is portrayed by Charles Parnell in The Last Ship.


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