(Mar 2, 2016 - Present)
STGCM (SW) Josh R. Wallace
Command Master Chief

Master Chief Wallace is a native of Maple Grove, Minnesota. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in August 1994 and attended Basic Training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. Upon completion of basic training, he attended Sonar Technician (Surface) "A" School in San Diego, CA.

His initial sea tour was onboard the USS COMTE DE GRASSE (DD-974) stationed in Portsmouth, VA where he was assigned to WA Division and was a member of the decommissioning crew. He then transferred to USS MONTEREY (CG-62) stationed in Norfolk, VA where he was the lead AN/SQS-53D Technician. His later sea duty assignments include: Commissioning Crew on USS HALSEY (DDG-97) stationed in San Diego, CA where he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer; ASW Officer for Commander Destroyer Squadron NINE stationed in Everett, WA, where he was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer; and the Weapons Department/CA Division Leading Chief Petty Officer in USS BUNKER HILL (CG-52) stationed in San Diego, CA where he was advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer.

His shore assignments include: Recruit training Command, Great Lakes, IL, serving as a Recruit Division Commander, where he was advanced to First Class Petty Officer; and Afloat Training Group Pacific, San Diego, CA, where he is currently assigned as the Senior Enlisted Leader.

His formal military training includes Surface Ship ASW Specialist, AN/SQQ-89(V)15 Journeyman, AN/SQS-53B operator and maintenance technician, AN/SQS-53D operator and maintenance technician, Miniature and micro-miniature electronic repair, Fiber Optic repair, Recruit Division Commander, Instructor training and US Navy Senior Enlisted Academy.

His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and various unit and campaign awards. He is qualified to wear the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist pins and is qualified as a Master Training Specialist.


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