Command Master Chief (CMDCM) Franklin E. Mallo joined the Navy from the Philippines on February 1985. Following completion of recruit training in Great Lakes, Illinois, he attended Electricians Technician "A" School at Naval Training Center Great Lakes, completed Nuclear Power School at Orlando, Florida and qualified as a Reactor Operator at the S3G Prototype in Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU), Ballston Spa, New York.
CMDCM Mallo reported to his first duty assignment onboard USS LONG BEACH where he qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) during a North Arabian Sea deployment with the MISSOURI Battle Group. In December 1990, CMDCM Mallo was selected for nuclear instructor duty and he returned to NPTU Ballston Spa, New York. He advanced to Chief Petty Officer on September 1993 and served as the Production Training Group Lead Instructor at the MARF Prototype.
CMDCM Mallo’s follow-on nuclear propulsion assignments include USS GEORGE WASHINGTON; USS ENTERPRISE where he qualified as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS) during a Persian Gulf deployment in support of OPERATION DESERT FOX; Nuclear Design School at Naval Reactors, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and USS RONALD REAGAN. Following advancement to Master Chief Petty Officer, he was selected for the Command Master Chief Program on June 2002.
CMDCM Mallo’s first CMDCM assignment was onboard the USS OAK HILL. While serving as CMDCM, the crew earned the ESWS Excellence Pennant and was awarded the Golden Anchor Retention Excellence Award. In May 2005, CMDCM Mallo was selected as CMDCM for the staff and over 16,000 student Sailors who attend apprentice technical and military training at Training Support Center Great Lakes. From July 2006 to May 2009, CMDCM Mallo served as CMDCM of USS CARL VINSON, during this tour the crew earned three Command Excellence Awards, the Golden Anchor Award, and flew both EAWS and ESWS Excellence Pennants. In May 2009, CMDCM Mallo reported to Task Force SEVEN ZERO and served as the Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL) for 7,500 forward-deployed Sailors assigned to Battle Force SEVENTH Fleet until his selection as SEL for U.S. SECOND Fleet in August 2010. CMDCM Mallo served as CMDCM for Commander, Task Force TWO ZERO in October 2011 until its disestablishment in September 2012.
A graduate of National Defense University’s Keystone course and Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 97), CMDCM Mallo holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the State University of New York.
Master Chief Mallo’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (5), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3).