|MMCS(SW/AW) Gustavo Ramirez
Senior Enlisted Advisor
Senior Chief Petty Officer Ramirez, a native of Calexico, California, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in August 1997 and reported to boot camp at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes Illinois. Upon graduation from boot camp, he reported to Training Support Center Great Lakes for Engineering Common Core training. He completed initial engineering training in December 1997.
His first tour of duty was aboard USS LASALLE (AGF 3) home ported in Gaeta, Italy. While attached to USS LASALLE he completed three Mediterranean and Black Sea deployments. Additionally, he advanced to the rank of Third Class Petty Officer and reenlisted prior to his transfer to USS DENVER (LPD 9) in 2001. Aboard DENVER, then MM3 Ramirez assumed duties as the Work Center Supervisor for Auxiliary Division, Machinist Mate of the Watch, and was privileged to work with 11 MEU while conducting his first Western Pacific deployment. In 2003, MM3 advance to Second Class Petty Officer prior to his reporting to his first shore duty assignment at SIMA, San Diego. While attached to SIMA as a Group leader for the Outside Machine Shop Team and lead Technician of 38A “Fly Away Team”, he advanced to First Class Petty Officer. In December 2006, he reported for sea duty, forward deployed, onboard USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) serving as #2MMR leading Petty Officer maintaining the Machinery Room ready to answer “all bells” and supporting all flight operations. He completed two Western Pacific deployments and RIMPAC 2008. He decommissioned the USS KITTY HAWK in February 2009 and reported to USS DUBUQUE (LPD 8) where he was informed of his selection to Chief Petty Officer upon arrival. Serving as #2MMR, Oil Lab, and Valve Shop Leading Chief Petty Officer he conducted a successful western pacific deployment providing full support to the 15 MEU. In March 2011, Chief Ramirez reported to Training Support Center, San Diego where he served as SEAL/SWCC Attrite LCPO and Senior Enlisted Advisor for TSC Naval Base Coronado Detachment. He advanced to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2013. In June, 2014 Senior Chief Ramirez reported to USS CAPE ST GEORGE (CG 71) where he served as Auxiliaries LCPO. In March 2017 Senior Chief Ramirez reported to COMPHIBRON 3 where he currently serves as Senior Enlisted Advisor.
Senior Chief Petty Officer Ramirez’ personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and various campaign and service medals.