Command Master Chief
Master Chief Gabriel is a native of Agana Guam and graduated from Garfield High School in San Diego, CA. He enlisted in the Navy in July 1994 and attended Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. After completing Apprenticeship Training, he received orders to Naval Air Station North Island, CA as an Undesignated Airman Recruit in which he struck and became a Storekeeper Third Class.
His first sea tour was onboard USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57) from 1998 – 2002 and served as Stores Division Leading Petty Officer. His second sea tour was onboard USS VANDEGRIFT (FFG-48) from 2005 - 2006, Forward Deployed Naval Forces Japan as Supply Department Leading Chief Petty Officer and the Command Career Counselor, followed by a homeport shift with USS MUSTIN (DDG-89), served onboard from 2006 - 2008 as Supply Department Leading Chief Petty Officer. He was selected into the Command Senior Chief program in 2009 and served onboard USS THACH (FFG 43) from 2010 – 2012 and then selected as Command Master Chief in 2012, in which his follow on tour was onboard USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) from 2013 – 2015 and is currently serving as Command Master Chief at Commander, Naval Beach Group ONE.
His shore duty assignments include: Naval Air Station North Island from 1994 - 1997, Construction Battalion Unit FOUR TWO SEVEN from 2002 - 2005, Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit THREE ZERO THREE in 2005 and Naval Special Warfare Command from 2008 – 2010.
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards), and various service and campaign awards. He graduated from Senior Enlisted Academy, (Gray) Class 142 and the CMC/COB Course, Class 73.