Senior Chief Ponciano’s first sea tour, from 2000 to 2001, was as Tech Control Operator in USS COLE (DDG 67). His next sea assignment was as the Frequency Manager/Flag Communication Watch Officer in COMSTRKGRU 8 from 2003 to 2006. His next sea assignment was as SATCOM Supervisor in NAVCOMTELSTA BAHRAIN from 2006 to 2008. Most recently at sea, he served as Combat Systems Communications LCPO in USS FORREST SHERMAN (DDG 98) from 2010 to 2013.
Ashore, from 2001 to 2002, Senior Chief Ponciano was assigned to TPU in Norfolk, Virginia for LIMDU. From 2002 to 2003, he served as Tech Controller at NCTAMS LANT in Norfolk, Virginia. From 2008 to 2010, he served as Disseminations LPO/EKMS Manager at EUCOM JAC MOLESWORTH at Molesworth, England. Most recently ashore, he served as IT Training Manager from 2013 to 2015 at Center Of Information Dominance, Corry Station in Pensacola, Florida.
Senior Chief Poncianos decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (fourth awards) and various campaign and unit awards. He is also a 2005 recipient of the Junior Sailor of the Year. Senior Chief Ponciano is currently the Communication Officer (N61) for Destroyer Squadron 22 based in Norfolk, Virginia.