Current Command Master Chief (Acting) (May 9, 2017 - Present)
CSCS(SW/AW) Marty Trinidad
Command Master Chief (Acting)

Culinary Specialist Senior Chief Petty Officer Mauricio Trinidad is orignally from El Paso, Texas and raised in Los Angeles, California. He entered active duty in the United States Naval service in August 1999 and reported to Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, IL. After completing recruit training he attended Culinary “A” School in San Antonio, TX, and upon graduation was designated as a Culinary Specialist.

CSCS Trinidad’s sea assignments were onboard USS Jarrett (FFG-33) (2000-2004) where he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist designator (FFG Class) and achieved the rank of Second Class Petty Officer. On USS Tarawa (LHA-1) (2007-2009), he was part of Decommissioning crew and earned his Air Warfare designator. CSCS Trinidad served on the USS Cleveland (LPD-7) (2009-2011) where he achieved the rank of First Class Petty Officer. In October 2011 he reported onboard USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) as Leading Petty Officer and in 2013 he was selected to the rank of Chief Petty Officer.

Assignments ashore included Naval Medical Center San Diego (2004 -2007) as a Government Purchase Card Agent. Afloat Training Group San Diego (2013-2016) as a trainer and assessor where he was designated as Afloat Training Specialist and Master Training Specialist. In June 2016 he was selected to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer.

Culinary Specialist Senior Chief Mauricio Trinidad’s personal awards include: Navy Commendation Medal(2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 awards), Good Conduct Medal (4 awards), Humanitarian Service Medal, and various service medals and ribbons.

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