Master Chief Todd E. Strebin was born in Illinois and graduated from High School in Tennessee in 1986. He attended college for three years before joining the Navy in September 1990. He went to boot camp in Orlando, Florida and then attended AD "A" School in Millington, TN.
He reported to his first command, the "Green Pawns" of VA-42 in Oceana, VA. He completed numerous deployments and was promoted to Petty Officer Third Class before leaving the Navy after 4 years.
He re-entered the Navy in 1996 and attended Cryptologic Technician Collection (CTR) "A" school in Pensacola, Florida. After graduation he was sent to NSGA Sabana Seca, PR and filled the positions of Operations Watch Supervisor and Mission Manager. He was promoted to CTR2 during this tour.
In 2000, after being promoted to CTR1, he was sent to Pensacola, Florida for AIRCREW training and then on to SERE School. He then reported to NSGA Misawa, Japan. During this tour he earned his Naval AIRCREWMAN wings and his Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Device. He completed numerous deployments world-wide and accumulated over 3,500 flight hours.
He transferred in 2004 to the Naval Strike and Warfare Center (NSAWC) in Fallon, NV. He was the Staff CTR to the Electronic Reconnaissance Weapons School (ERWS) at the Navy Fighter Weapons School. He was promoted to Chief Petty Officer during this tour and also earned his Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) designation, Master Training Specialist qualification, and served as the LCPO for the Command and Control (C2) and Electronic Reconnaissance Department.
He reported to NIOC Hawaii in 2007. He deployed during this tour as the Non-Commissioned Officer-in-Charge of the Joint Expeditionary SIGINT Tactical Reconnaissance (JESTR) Detachment. Upon returning from Iraq, he served as Department LCPO and Senior Enlisted Leader and was promoted to Senior Chief.
After graduating from the Afloat Cryptologic Managers Course he deployed with Commander Carrier Strike Group Seven embarked onboard the USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) as the Assistant Cryptologic Resource Coordinator. During this cruise he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist Device.
Immediately following this deployment Master Chief Strebin earned his Enlisted Information Dominance Warfare Device and was promoted to his present rank. He graduated from the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 169/purple) and returned to NIOC Hawaii to serve as the Direct Support (DIRSUP) Senior Enlisted Leader.
In 2013 he reported to United States Fleet Cyber Command and United States TENTH Fleet where he served as the Inspector General Senior Enlisted Advisor and inspector.
Master Chief Strebin is currently assigned as the Staff Senior Enlisted Leader and is awaiting orders to his first command as CMDCM since being selected into the program.
Master Chief Strebin' s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (4 strike/flight), Navy Commendation Medal with "V" (3 Gold Stars), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal (1 Gold Star), as well as other personal, unit and service decorations.