Command Master Chief (FMF/SW)
Charles D. Slaton, USN
Master Chief Slaton was born in Magnolia, Arkansas and raised in Parsons Tennessee. He entered the U.S. Navy in February 1992 and attended Recruit Training and Hospital Corps School at Great Lakes, Illinois.
His first duty assignment was USS RECLAIMER (ARS 42) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Other assignments include: Navy Operational Support Center Whidbey Island, Washington; Branch Medical Clinic Navy Air Station New Orleans, Louisiana; 1st Battalion 23d Marines 4th Marine Division where he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I - II as the Battalion Chief; Navy Reserve Professional Development Center New Orleans, Louisiana as Department Head for the Reserve Medical Administration and Officer Leadership programs; Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command as the Force Medical Senior Enlisted Advisor; USS BOONE (FFG 28) as the Command Master Chief and is currently assigned to VR 58 as the Command Master Chief.
Master Chief’s schools include, Field Medical Service School Camp Pendleton, California graduating as the Senior Honor Graduate. He also graduated with honors from Radiology Technician School in San Diego, California; Instructor Training in Pensacola, Florida; the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 127, Khaki Group) and the Command Master Chief Course (Class 61) in Newport, Rhode Island. He has an Associates Degree from Skagit Valley College and a Baccalaureate Degree from Columbia Southern University.
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Combat Action Ribbon and various other personal and unit awards.