Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, Pacific
MCPO(AW/SW) Felipe M. Buenviaje
United States Navy
Master Chief Felipe Buenviaje was born in Manila, Philippines. He joined the United States Navy in August 1987 at Subic Bay, attending recruit training at RTC San Diego, CA. Upon graduation, he was sent to the Aviation Support Equipment (Electrical) “A” school in Millington, TN.
His duty stations were Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD), NAS Moffett Field, CA; USS Essex (LHD 2); Assault Craft Unit FIVE (ACU 5); USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74); Commander, Naval Air Forces, San Diego, CA. In May 2007, he transferred to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as the Department LCPO of a major Department for 3 years and in May 2010 he took over as the Senior Enlisted Leader of Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) North Island/Miramar/ Kaneohe Bay.
Master Chief Buenviaje served as Command Master Chief of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR NINE (HSL 49) which transitioned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron FOUR NINE (HSM 49) prior to assuming duties as Command Master Chief, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, Pacific in November 2015.
Master Chief Buenviaje is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy in April 2007 and the Command Leadership School in June 2013 at Newport, Rhode Island. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Electronic Commerce from National University and is Black Belt Trained in Lean and Six Sigma and Jonah trained in Theory of Constraints from Abraham Goldratt Institute.
Master Chief Buenviaje’s personal awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (6 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards), Navy Good Conduct Medal (8 awards) and various unit commendation and campaign awards.