Commanding Officer | Executive Officer | CSEL
Senior Chief Marzetta C. Foster
Command Senior Enlisted Leader
Senior Chief Foster was born and raised in Albany, Georgia and enlisted in the Navy in August 1989 and attended Recruit Training Command, in Orlando, Florida. Upon completion of Recruit Training, she attended Air Traffic Control "A" School in Millington, TN.
In April 1990, she reported to NAS Adak, Alaska where she qualified as Tower Supervisor, serving as the Special Category Facility Watch Supervisor. In November 1991, she transferred to NAS Millington, TN. During this tour she was promoted to Third and Second Class Petty Officer. In July of 1994, Petty Officer Foster reported to USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69), the first aircraft carrier to accept females, where she made her first deployment. During her tour onboard she earned her Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist designation. Also while onboard, she qualified as Marshal Controller and served as Air Operations Supervisor. In March 1997, she reported to NAS Roosevelt Roads, PR. She received her designation as Facility Watch Supervisor and advanced to Petty Officer First Class.
In May 2000, she reported to Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility Jacksonville, FL designated as the Training Chief. In July 2005, she reported to NATTC Pensacola, FL as an Air Traffic Control "A" School Instructor, where she attained her Master Training Specialist designation.
In August 2007, she was selected to Chief Petty Officer. In September 2010, Chief Foster reported to the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) serving as OC and OI Division Leading Chief Petty Officer. While onboard she qualified as Carrier Air Traffic Control Center Watch Officer and earned her Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist designation. In June 2011, she was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer. In March 2013, Senior Chief Foster reported to Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility Virginia Capes (FACSFAC VACAPES) where she is currently serving as the Senior Enlisted Leader. Senior Chief Foster's personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (2), Navy Achievement Medal (2), Good Conduct Medal (8) and numerous unit and campaign awards.