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Russell "Russ" Jeter is the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON).

He is portrayed by Charles Parnell.

BiographyEdit

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 least 20 years prior to the start of the Red Flu pandemic. 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 and occasionally acts as the ship's spiritual advisor, due to his strong religious faith.

Events of The Last ShipEdit

Season 1Edit

Ep.9 Edit

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 Jeter.

Personal decorations

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Bronze Star Medal

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Purple Heart

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Meritorious Service Medal

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Joint Service Commendation Medal
Gold star
Gold star
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Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, w/2 gold award stars (3rd award)
Gold star
Gold star
Gold star
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Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, w/3 gold award stars (4th award)
Unit awards
Bronze star
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Navy Unit Commendation, w/1 bronze service stars (2nd award)
Bronze star
Bronze star
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Meritorious Unit Commendation, w/2 bronze service star (3rd award)

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Navy “E” Ribbon, with Wreathed Battle "E" device
Service awards
Silver star
Gold star
Gold star
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Navy Good Conduct Medal with one silver and two service stars (8th award)

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Navy Expeditionary Medal
Campaign and service medals
Bronze star
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National Defense Service Medal, w/1 bronze service star (2 awards)
Bronze star
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Iraq Campaign Medal, w/1 bronze service star (2nd award)

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Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

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Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Service and training awards
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
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Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, w/3 bronze service stars (4th award)
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
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Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon, w/3 bronze service star (4nd award)
Marksmanship awards
U.S. Navy Expert Rifleman Ribbon Navy Expert Rifleman Medal
United States Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon with sharpshooter device Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon with Sharpshooter Device
Other accoutrements
CPO command identification badge CPO command identification badge
Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist insignia Enlisted surface warfare specialist
5 Service Stripes (reflecting 20 years of service)