CMDCM (SS) Rafael Perez
Command Master Chief
Master Chief Perez, a native of The Bronx, New York joined the Navy in February of 1987 and attended recruit training at Great Lakes, Illinois. Following recruit training, he attended Basic Enlisted Submarine School and Electronic Technician’s “A” school in Groton, Ct.
Master Chief Perez’s at sea assignments include USS Hammerhead (SSN 663), USS Montpelier(SSN 765), USS Jacksonville (SSN 699), USS Newport News (SSN 750), and USS Los Angeles (SSN 688). His shore assignments were at Fleet Technical Support Center Atlantic and Commander Submarine Group Seven.
In 2004 he was selected to be the Chief of the Boat on board USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) where he deployed to the Western and Eastern Pacific Oceans and was selected to the Command Master Chief program. In January 2008 Master Chief Perez relieved as the Submarine Squadron Two CMC. He was the 19th Commander, Submarine Group Two CMC December 2008 to February 2011. He reported to USS New York LPD-21 as the Command Master Chief in March of 2011.
Master Chief Perez is authorized to wear the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and various unit and campaign awards.