Master Chief Mallo joined the Navy from the Philippines on February 1985. Following completion of recruit training in Great Lakes, IL, he attended ET Class ‘A’ School at NTC Great Lakes, completed Nuclear Power School at Orlando, FL and qualified as a Reactor Operator at the S3G Prototype in Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU), Ballston Spa, NY.
Master Chief Mallo reported to his first duty assignment on board USS LONG BEACH (CGN 9) where he qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist during a North Arabian Sea deployment with the MISSOURI Battle Group. In December 1990, Master Chief Mallo was selected for nuclear instructor duty and he returned to NPTU Ballston Spa, NY. He advanced to Chief Petty Officer on September 1993 and served as the Production Training Group Lead Instructor at the MARF Prototype.
Master Chief Mallo’s follow-on nuclear propulsion assignments include USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) where he qualified as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist during a Persian Gulf deployment in support of OPERATION DESERT FOX, Nuclear Design School at Naval Reactors, Pittsburgh, PA, and USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76). Following advancement to Master Chief Petty Officer, he was selected for the Command Master Chief Program on June 2002.
Master Chief Mallo’s first Command Master Chief (CMC) assignment was on board USS OAK HILL (LSD 51). While serving as CMC, the crew attained the Surface Warfare Excellence Pennant and was awarded the Golden Anchor Retention Excellence Award. On May 2005, Master Chief Mallo was selected as CMC for the staff and over 16,000 student Sailors whoattend apprentice technical and military training at TSC Great Lakes. From July 2006 to May 2009, Master Chief Mallo served as CMC of USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) and while CMC, the crew earned three Command Excellence Awards, the Golden Anchor Award, and flew both Enlisted Aviation and Enlisted Surface Warfare Excellence Pennants. In May 2009, Master Chief Mallo reported to Task Force SEVEN ZERO and served as the Senior Enlisted Leader for 7,500 forward deployed Sailors assigned to Battle Force SEVENTH Fleet until his selection as Senior Enlisted Leader for U.S. SECOND Fleet in August 2010. Master Chief Mallo served as CMC 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), Master Chief Mallo holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science from the State University of New York.
Master Chief Mallo’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), and Navy Achievement Medal (three awards).