|FCCM (SW) Christopher Stenger
Senior Enlisted Leader
Master Chief Stenger is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota. He reported to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois in January of 1997. Upon completion of recruit training and initial schooling he reported to USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) in December of 1998. On board, he completed five deployments (Two Cooperation Afloat Readiness Training (CARAT) Asia and three deployments in support of Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom). His achievements on board were Senior Sailor of the Quarter (3rd 2003), Junior Sailor of the Year (2000), and DESRON 15, Junior Sailor of the Quarter (3rd 1999).
He transferred to COMFLEACT Yokosuka Brig in 2004, serving as Corrections Counselor and Programs Officer. His achievements on board were his selection to Chief Petty Officer as well as being selected for the United States Navy Correctional Specialist of the Year award (2006).
He reported to USS Ford (FFG 54) in July 2007 as the Combat Systems Department Leading Chief Petty Officer and successfully completed four deployments (three CARAT/one Combating Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) Deployment) and a Congressional Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) . His accomplishments on board were his selection to Senior Chief and graduating from the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 169: Dean's List recipient).
He reported to USS Ingraham (FFG 61) in June of 2013 and completed INSURV and a CTOC Deployment in support of Operation Martillo. He assumed the duties as Ingraham's final Command Master Chief in December of 2014. His accomplishment onboard was his selection to Master Chief.
Master Chief Stenger assumed the duties as Afloat Training Group Pacific Northwest's Command Master Chief on June 2nd, 2015.
His personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), Good Conduct Medal (six awards) and various unit and campaign awards. He holds a Master's of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK and a Bachelor of Science (Liberal Arts) from Excelsior College, Albany, NY.