Terry Prince began his military career in 1986—serving in the Dental Technician and Hospital Corpsman ratings. Over the years, Force Master Chief Prince was assigned to 14 different duty stations including service as the Command Master Chief of Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and later, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Additionally, he was the senior enlisted advisor to the Defense Health Agency and finally, the Director of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps and Force Master Chief of Navy Medicine.
He retired from the military in July 2017 after 31 years of dedicated service.
Prince's awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Superior Service Medal (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), and the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards). He is also qualified as an enlisted Surface Warfare, Aviation Warfare and Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist.
Prince holds a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership from Chapman University and is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Command Master Chief Program, and National Defense University Keystone Fellowship program. He is an Eagle Scout and official finisher of the Ironman Hawaii Triathlon World Championship.
Prince joined the team of the Ohio Veterans Homes in May 2018.