|CMDCM(SW/AW/FMF) Peter E. Torres
Command Master Chief
Master Chief Torres began his naval career on June 06, 1992 onboard Recruit Training Command (RTC), San Diego, California. Upon Completion of recruit training, he attended Deck Seaman Apprenticeship training, RTC San Diego, CA.He reported for his first assignment aboard the USNS New Bedford (IX-308) Keyport, Washington where he served as a deck seaman. He was accepted into Hospital Corpsman “A” school in 1994 and subsequently attended Advanced Medical Laboratory Technician “C” School at the Naval School of Health Science, San Diego, CA.
His fleet assignments include: Fleet Surgical Team ONE San Diego, CA where he deployed aboard the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) in July 2000 in support of Operation Restore Hope, East Timor and Operation Determined Response, Aden, Yemen. He subsequently deployed aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) WESTPAC 02-3 in November 2001 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Forward Deployed Preventive Medicine Unit FIVE, San Diego, CA he participated in Homeland Defense support and deployed with I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) in February 2003 in support of the initial push of Operation Iraqi Freedom and deployed with II MEF, Task Force-261 in January 2005 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 04-6 forward operating base Al Assad, Al Abanr Province. 3rd Medical Battalion, III MEF, Okinawa, Japan as Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL) deployed in support of numerous theater security operations and exercises from 2009 to 2012. Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I MEF Camp Pendleton, CA where he served as SEL. 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I MEF, Camp Pendleton, CA he deployed aboard USS Boxer (LHD 4) WESTPAC 16-1 as SEL in February 2016 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and numerous theater security operations and exercises in the 3rd, 5th, and 7th Fleet Area of Operation. 1st Marine Division, I MEF Camp Pendleton, CA where he served as Deputy Command Master Chief.
His shore assignments include Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA and Field Medical Training Battalion-West, Training & Education Command Camp Pendleton, CA where he served as SEL and instructor.
Master Chief Torres was selected for the Command Senior Enlisted Leader Program in February 2018. He assumed his current position as Command Master Chief, aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) in May 2018.
Master Chief Torres is designated a specialist in surface, air, and fleet marine force warfare, and holds a certification as a Master Training specialist. Personal awards include Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards) as well as numerous unit, campaign and service medals.Master Chief Torres holds a Bachelor of Health Science Degree, in Clinical Lab Science from Trident University, and a Certification, in Medical Lab Technology from George Washington University. He is a graduate of the Navy War College’s, Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 164), and Naval Leadership and Ethics Center, Command Master Chief Capstone Course, Newport, RI.