CMDCM (SW/EXW/FMF) David Tellez 

CMDCM (SW/EXW/FMF) David Tellez
Command Master Chief,
U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command,
U.S. Fourth Fleet

CMDCM (SW/EXW/FMF) David Tellez




Master Chief Tellez was born and raised in El Paso, Texas Master Chief Tellez graduated from Austin High School in 1987. After graduation, he reported to Recruit Training Command in San Diego that same year to embark on his Navy career.

After completion of Hospital Corpsman “A” School in San Diego, Master Chief Tellez reported to Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center E1 Paso, Texas as a Navy Reservist. In 1994, reenlisted as an FTS Sailor.

His assignments include Naval Reserve Recruiting Command Houston, TX, Inspector-Instructor 5th Battalion 74 Marines 4th Marines Division as I&I Corpsman, Naval Ambulatory Care Clinic, Military Medicine and Sub School Sick call IDC, Groton CT, Echo Co. 2nd Battalion 25th Marines 4th Marine Division BAS IDC, H&S Co 1st Battalion 25tJn Marines 4th Marine Division BAS IDC, USS Boone (FFG 28) as the Senior Medical Department Representative and Leading Chief Petty Officer for MHO1, Center for Naval Engineering Learning Site Ingleside Texas as the Senior Medical Department Representative and Senior Enlisted Advisor.

Schools attended are Recruit Orientation School, Fleet Marine Service School, Instructor School, and Independent Duty Corpsman School. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Hea1th Management from Touro University International (Summa Cum Laude) and a Masters of Science in Management and Organizational Leadership from Capella University. Graduated from the Senior Enlisted Academy class 131, CMC/COB Course 39 and National Defense University Keystone Course 2011-1 graduate.

Selected for the Command Senior Chief Program in January 2007, and reported to his first Command Senior Chief billet at Maritime Civil Affairs Squadron ONE. A Plankowner of MCAS-1 set the groundwork for Civil Affairs in the Navy. In 2009, Master Chief Tellez reported to Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training Command, Dam Neck, VA as Command Master Chief. In July 2012, Master Chief Tellez reported to his present assignment as Command Master Chief for COMUSNAVSO/4TH Fleet.

Awards includes Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine corps Commendation Medal with three gold stars and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two gold stars. Master Chief Tellez is qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Fleet Marine Force, Expeditionary Warfare Specialist, and Master Training Specialist.