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MCPO Michael Wentzel
Command Master Chief

MCPO Michael Wentzel was completed recruit training and HM “A” School in Great Lakes and reported to Naval Reserve Hospital Unit 119 in San Diego, CA in 1989.

Upon recall to active duty in June 1990, he was assigned to USS ROBISON (DDG 12). Subsequent tours include Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, 4th Landing Support Battalion, Lathrop, CA, and 4th Medical Logistics Company, San Diego. In May 2000, he reported to Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) School where he was selected for Chief Petty Officer. His first IDC tour was Naval Ambulatory Care Center New Orleans and upon termination of shore duty he reported to USS RODNEY M DAVIS (FFG 60). In 2004, he was selected as the Full Time Support HM Detailer in New Orleans and continued his detailer tour at Navy Personnel Command (NPC) in Millington, TN, following evacuation from Hurricane Katrina. He then served as Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Reserve Medical Branch of NPC. In 2011, while on 10 month IA orders as a FMF Corpsman with 1st Battalion, 5th Marines to Sangin District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, he was advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer. Previous CMC tours include Coastal Riverine Group ONE and Commander Navy Region Southwest, Reserve Component Command San Diego.

Master Chief Wentzel is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 165 and CMC/COB Course, Class 100 in Newport, Rhode Island.

Personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (eight awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various unit and campaign awards. He is qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist, and Expeditionary Warfare Specialist.