Master Chief Musician Joseph Rundall was born and raised in Grants, NM. He earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX in 1990, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in August 1992.
Upon completion of Recruit Training in Great Lakes, Illinois, he attended the Naval School of Music in Virginia Beach, Virginia and completed the Basic Course of Instruction. His tours of duty began with Navy Band San Francisco, aboard Naval Station Treasure Island, in San Francisco, CA; and continued with Navy Band Jacksonville, in Jacksonville, Florida; SEVENTH Fleet Band, in Yokosuka, Japan; and SIXTH Fleet Band, in Naples, Italy where he was selected to Chief Petty Officer in 2004.
Following his tour in Italy, he attended the Senior Musician Course in 2006 at the Naval School of Music. In May 2007 he returned to serve with Navy Band Southeast, and was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2009. Upon completion of the Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport, Rhode Island he reported to the SEVENTH Fleet Band in Yokosuka, Japan as the Assistant Director/Senior Enlisted Leader in October 2010. He reported to the U.S. Fleet Forces Band as Senior Enlisted Leader in September, 2013.
Master Chief Rundall’s personal awards include: Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (SW), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 Awards), Navy Good Conduct Medal (7 awards), National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (11 awards), Overseas Deployment Ribbon (11 awards), and the Pistol Sharpshooter Ribbon.