IT1 (IW/SW) Neal Chauhan
NCTSFE DET Misawa AOIC
IT1 Chauhan enlisted in the Navy at the age of 24 on Dec 7th 2004. Upon graduation from Recruit Training Command, he entered his training through IT 'A' School in Great Lakes, IL. At the completion of school, he was assigned orders to USNS SUPPLY homeported in Earle, NJ and assigned to the Communications division. IT1 Chauhan was selected to a Third Class Petty Officer first time up.
IT1 Chauhan transferred from this tour of duty and had follow-on orders to NCTS Bahrain where he was advanced to Second Class Petty Officer as soon as he arrived on station. During this assignment he became the Satellite Communications Supervisor providing SHF communications support for all FIFTH Fleet ships and ground mobile forces supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
IT1 Chauhan received orders to the USS Jarrett as the NTCSS Administrator to finish his sea tour.
In 2010, he reported to NCTS San Diego Detachment Fairfield at Travis Air Force Base, where he was the Communications Watch Officer supporting communications for Take Charge and Move Out (TACAMO) E-6B aircraft.
IT1 Chauhan was advanced to First Class Petty Officer in 2011. After his tour, IT1 Chauhan transferred to COMUSNAVCENT in 2013 triple hatting as the N6 Department, JWICS and Fleet Communications LPO. In 2015, he reported to NCTS FE DET Misawa, Japan in October 2015 as the assistant LNSC Director and shortly after was selected to commission as an IP Officer. He now serves as the Assistant Officer in Charge and Senior Enlisted Leader.
IT1 Chauhan's personal awards include a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards) and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. He is authorized to wear the Enlisted Information Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist insignias.