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CMDCM Patrick Wolfrey (IW/EXW/SG/SW), USN
Command Master Chief
 
Master Chief Wolfrey was born  in Washington D.C. and raised in Prince Georges County Maryland.  He enlisted in the United States Navy in September 1996  and following the  completion of basic training at Recruit Training in Great Lakes,  Illinois, he attended Cryptologic Technician Collection (CTR) “A” School in Pensacola, Florida.  
 
After graduation, he proceeded to “C” School in Fort Huachuca, Arizona to become a Morse Code Operator.  After completion of schools, he served his first tour of duty at Naval Security Group Activity San Diego, to include USS BOXER (LHD-4), USS CLEVELAND (LPD-7), USS FLETCHER (DD_992), USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) and USS PAUL HAMILTON (DDG-60) in support of Operation Desert Fox and Operation Southern Watch.  
 
During this tour he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) Insignia and rose through the ranks to a Second Class Petty Officer.    
 
Master Chief Wolfrey’s follow on tours of duty include; serving as a Ships Signals Exploitation Space (SSES) Supervisor, USS PORT ROYAL (CG-73) in Pearl Harbor, HI where he re-qualified as an ESWS and made the rank of First Class Petty Officer. He served as a Technical Assessment analyst  for Commander Naval Security Group (CNSG) and Signals Intelligence/Information Operations (SIGNINT/IO) requirement analyst of Navy Network Warfare Command. 
 
In 2007, he was selected for Chief and performed as the Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO) and a Special Signals Senior Operator/Morse Code Operator in the Operations Department of Navy Information Operation Command (NIOC), Maryland where he earned his Dolphins (SG) on the USS BOISE (SSN-764).  He then transferred to ECRC Norfolk and deployed as the LCPO and Signal Terminal Guidance-Ground (STG-G) Operator in Balad, Iraq, where he conducted over 134 kinetic and non-kinetic time –sensitive targeting operations and was awarded the Combat Action Badge, Calvary Unit “Golden Spurs” and earned his Navy Expeditionary Warfare (EXW) Insignia.   
In November of 2011, Master Chief Wolfrey reported to NSA Washington and was selected as the Senior Enlisted Leader of the Directorate for Signals Development (SIGDEV) Strategy and Governance (SSG), Signals Intelligence Directorate (SID) where he oversaw numerous deployments in support of national policy makers and combatant commanders worldwide.  His understanding of the importance of SIGDEV proved vital to increasing the SSG military billet footprint at NSAW by threefold and paved the way for military personnel in non-traditional SIGINT roles.
In November of 2011, Master Chief Wolfrey reported to NSA Washington and was selected as the Senior Enlisted Leader of the Directorate for Signals Development (SIGDEV) Strategy and Governance (SSG), Signals Intelligence Directorate (SID) where he oversaw numerous deployments in support of national policy makers and combatant commanders worldwide.  His understanding of the importance of SIGDEV proved vital to increasing the SSG military billet footprint at NSAW by threefold and paved the way for military personnel in non-traditional SIGINT roles.
 
Master Chief Wolfrey’s most recent tour was serving as the NSAW Cryptologic Technician Collections (CTR) rating manager.  During his tour he ensured correct placement for more than 980 Sailors and managed over 600 billets within NSAW.  His knowledge of the CTR rating was instrumental in developing future CTR standards, schools and programs. 
 
His personal decorations include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (with two Gold Stars), Navy Achievement Medal (with three Gold Stars), Army Achievement Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal (with four Bronze Stars), Meritorious Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and various unit and campaign awards.