CMDCM Roger Grose
Command Master Chief
A native of the buckeye state, Master Chief Roger M. Grose graduated from Northern High School, Dola, Ohio. He entered the United States Navy on the 24th of July, 1984. After graduating from boot camp, recruit training command, Great lakes, Illinois, he attended Hospital Corpsman "A" School. Naval School of Health Sciences (NSHS), Great Lakes, Illinois. Master Chief Grose then transfered to Forst Sam Houston, Texas, where he completed studies at the Basic Laboratory "C" School. He then reported to his first duty station at the Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan.
In June of 1988, Master Chief Grose reported to the Naval School of Health Sciences in San Diego, California, where he received training in advanced laboratory techniques and earned the job classification of Advanced Laboratory Technician. In August of 1989, Master Chief Grose reported to the Naval Hospital, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Within one year, he was deployed with the 4th Brigade Service Support Group in support of Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In September of 1992, he transfered to USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), where he served as the Leading Petty Officer of the Medical Department, until he was selected for Chief Petty Officer in September of 1995. That October, Master Chief Grose attended Instructor Training School and subsequently reported for instructor duty at NSHS, Portsmouth, Virginia.
Within three years, he was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer and later transferred to the Branch Medical Clinic, La Meddelena, Italy, where he served as the Senior Enlisted Leader. His next tour was as Leading Chief Petty Officer of the Medical Department, onboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), from May 2000 to May 2002. In June 2002, he reported to the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia where he served as the Emergency Medical Department Leading Chief and as the Senior Enlisted Leader of Joel T. Boone, Branch Medical Clinic. He was selected for the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer in the Spring of 2004. Master Chief Grose reported as the Senior Enlisted Leader for the Directorate for Fleet Medicine at the Naval Hospital, Great Lakes. May 2007 through April 2009 he served the Golden Warriors of VFA-87 as the Command Master Chief. Master Chief Grose was the Command Master Chief of Carrier Air Wing EIGHT from April 2009 through May 2012 and reported to Commander Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic in June 2012.
Master Chief Grose's awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 awards) the Combat Action Ribbon and numerous campaign awards.