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STGCS Thomas Chavez

​Senior Chief Thomas Chavez, a Texas native, enlisted in the Navy in February 1994.  Following completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, he reported to Fleet Anti-Submarine Training Center, in San Diego, California completing Sonar Technician technical training.  Chavez later completed a Bachelor of Science in Management, is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 142, Purple Group) and the CMC/COB Course Class 174, and is designated a specialist in Surface Warfare and Integrated Undersea Surveillance Systems.
Chavez’s early assignments include tours on USS HOPPER DDG-70; Naval Station Pearl Harbor Security Detachment as a Navy Patrol Officer at NCTAMS PAC, Wahiawa, Hawaii; USS COLE DDG-67; USS NORMANDY CG-60; an Individual Augmentee tour to Iraq in 2007; Destroyer Squadron (DDGRON), Norfolk, Virginia; Naval Surface Force Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia; and USS JASON DUNHAM DDG-109.

His personal decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various unit and campaign awards.

Chavez assumed the duties as Command Senior Enlisted Leader May 1, 2017.