Master Chief Eichmann was born in Waukegan, Illinois. He graduated from Glidden High School, in Glidden Wisconsin in 1975 and shortly there after joined the Navy on the delayed entry program, entering boot camp in February 1976.
After boot camp he attend Builder “A” school in Port Hueneme, California graduating as the Distinguished Graduate in July 1976. His first duty station was Naval Mobile Construction Battalion THREE, where he spent his next 4 years. During that time he made deployments to Guam and Subic Bay Philippines as a member of the Battalion’s Blue Team.
Master Chief Eichmann transferred to CBU 401, Great Lakes Illinois in March of 1980. Prior to his transfer in 1982 to Naval Support Force Antarctica he attained the rank of Petty Officer First Class. From 1982 until 1986 he made four deployments to Antarctica and was selected for Chief Petty Officer.
Master Chief Eichmann transferred to Naval Construction Training Center, Port Hueneme, California after attending Instructor Training in San Diego, California in July 1986. While attached to NCTC he instructed “A” school and Planning and Estimating C-1 Classes, finishing up his tour as the Builder School Phase Head.
He joined his next Battalion, NMCB FOUR in 1990. While attached to the Battalion he made deployments to Puerto Rico and Okinawa. During this time he redeployed with the Battalion in support of Operation Desert Storm, Operation Fiery Vigil, and Hurricane Andrew Recovery.
In 1993 he transferred to CBU 405 North Island, California as the Assistant Officer in Charge. Shortly after his arrival the Unit moved from Miramar Naval Air Station to North Island due to BRAC and the arrival of the USMC. He was advanced to the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer just prior to his transfer.
Master Chief Eichmann transferred to NCTC, Port Hueneme California as the Command Master Chief in 1996. In 1997 he was accepted into the 9580 program and departed for the Senior Enlisted Academy where he graduated in October 1997 as a member of Class 78 “Gold Team”.
After graduation from the Senior Enlisted Academy Master Chief Eichmann joined Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FIVE as the Command Master Chief where he made two deployments to Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico and Okinawa, Japan.
In August 2000 Master Chief Eichmann transferred to Amphibious Construction Battalion ONE, Coronado California. During his three-year tour with the Battalion he deployed to Korea, Thailand and Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.
Master Chief Eichmann returned to NMCB Five as the Command Master Chief from October 2003 to December 2005. In January 2006 he joined the 31st Seabee Readiness Group to complete his final year of Naval Service and will join the retired list on 1 February 2007.
Master Chief Eichmann’s awards include; Meritorius Service Medal (3), Navy Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal (4), Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Unit Commendation (2), Meritorious Unit Commendation (2), Battle “E” (4), Good Conduct Medal (8), National Defense (2), Antarctic Service Medal, South West Asia Medal, GWOT Expeditionary Medal, Korea Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment (15) Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.