CMDCM (SW/AW/IUSS) Sheila Langejans
Command Master Chief (SW/AW/IUSS) Sheila Langejans is a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina and graduated from Spartanburg High School in 1985. Master Chief Langejans enlisted in January 1987 and departed Recruit Training Command Orlando, Florida as an undesignated Airman Apprentice.
Master Chief Langejans reported to Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Department Barbers Point, HI as an undesignated airman until striking for Ocean System Technician Analysis (OTA). As an OTA2, Master Chief crossrated to Fire Controlman and completed Class “A and C” School in 1995. She reported to USS LABOON (DDG 58) as a Close in Weapons System Technician, ending her tour with Phalanx Excellence award and Officer of the Deck underway as a First Class Petty Officer. She reported to Center Surface Combat System, Training School Command, Dam Neck as AN/UYQ-21 Data Display Instructor; Master Chief received her Master Training Specialist and was selected to Chief Petty Officer. After completing Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System School, she reported to Commander Destroyer Squadron TWO, assumed duties as assistant Strike Officer for Carrier Strike Group TWELVE, advanced to Fire Controlman Senior Chief and completed two deployments while embarked onboard USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65). She continued her sea duty as Weapons Department Leading Chief Petty Officer and Over the Horizon Supervisor onboard USS VELLA GULF (CG 72) from 2007 to 2009. Master Chief was selected as FORCE Non-Aegis/FORCE Strike for Commander, Surface Force Atlantic, Fire Controlman Master Chief, and selected to the Command Master Chief Program prior to receiving orders to USS VELLA GULF as Command Master Chief in 2011. During her career, she completed six deployments including Western Pacific, Arabian Gulf, Horn of Africa, and Mediterranean Sea.
Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards) and various service and unit medals.