Commanding Officer | Executive Officer | Command Master Chief
Command Master Chief
Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron SEVEN ONE
Master Chief Jonathan Crisafulli, a native of Somerville, Massachusetts, enlisted in the United States Navy in April 1994. Upon completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, he reported to Naval Technical Training Center, Corry Station, Pensacola, Florida where he completed Cryptologic Technician Technical “A” school.
Upon graduation, he reported for duty at Naval Security Group Detachment Denver, Colorado as a CLASSIC WIZARD Operator. His fleet assignments include Commander SIXTH Fleet staff onboard USS LASALLE (AGF 3), Gaeta, Italy; USS HUE CITY (CG 66), Mayport, Florida; USS PORT ROYAL (CG 73), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and USS RENTZ (FFG 46), San Diego, California. In addition, Master Chief Crisafulli completed shore assignments at Naval Security Group Activity, Rota, Spain; Naval Technical Training Center, Corry Station, Pensacola, Florida; National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, Virginia; and Navy Information Operations Command, San Diego, California.
Master Chief Crisafulli was selected to the Command Master Chief Program in February 2009 and served as USS RENTZ (FFG 46) Command Master Chief from March 2010 through February 2013. He reported to HSM-71 as the Command Master Chief in February 2013.
He is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Class 148 (Khaki Group) and the Command Master Chief/Chief of Boat Capstone Course Class 71. He also earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare qualification and Master Training Specialist designation.
His decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 awards), and various unit and campaign awards.