Master Chief Holden, a native of Watertown, New York joined the Navy in September 1998 and completed recruit training at Great Lakes, Illinois. He attended Builder “A” school at Naval Construction Training Center, Gulfport, Mississippi.
Upon completion of “A” school he reported to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 during the 1999 Puerto Rico deployment. During that tour he supported OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM as the crew leader, then project supervisor for the 19 acre, F/A 18 parking apron project, and as a Task Force Mike crew supervisor for two bridge crews forward.
In June 2003, he went to R-35 as the European, Stateside, and Caribbean Theater Expeditor for the 22 Naval Construction Regiment. In January 2004, he transferred to Naval Special Warfare Development Group where he was assigned as the Deployed Construction Team Leader and later became the Operations Chief. In April 2008, Master Chief Holden reported to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 and served as a Detail Officer in Charge and as the Air Detachment Leading Chief Petty Officer. In October 2010, he reported onboard Navy Expeditionary Combat Command as part of the N3 Future Operations team and served as the Mobility Leading Chief Petty Officer and NECC Force Sexual Assault Program Manager. In August 2013, he reported to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FOUR, where he served as the Charlie Company Operations Chief and Delta Company Leading Chief Petty Officer. In August of 2014, he cross-decked to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion THREE where he served as Charlie Company Leading Chief Petty Officer and Delta Company Leading Chief Petty Officer through the 2015 PACOM deployment. He currently serves as the Command Master Chief for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FOUR.
Master Chief Holden is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 136, Green Group and CMC/COB Course 162.
His personal awards include: Bronze Star, Joint Service Commendation Medal (2), Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4) and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.