|CMDCM (SW/AW) Gregory Radel
Command Master Chief
Master Chief Radel is a native of Barstow, California. He entered the Navy in 1989 under the Damage Controlman program and graduated from Recruit Training Command, San Diego, California in August 1989. After recruit training, he attended Damage Controlman Class “A” School at Naval Technical Training Center, Treasure Island, California. In October 1989 he reported to USS PRINCETON (CG 59), Naval Station Long Beach, California where he served as Damage Control Maintenance Man, Work Center Supervisor, and Ship's Fire Marshal. While onboard Master Chief Radel completed 3 deployments and qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist. In 1994, after completing instructor training, Master Chief Radel reported to Fleet Training Center San Diego, California. At Fleet Training Center San Diego, Master Chief Radel instructed aviation firefighting, shipboard firefighting, and damage control courses. While Stationed at the Fleet Training Center, Master Chief Radel was advanced to First Class Petty Officer. When he transferred, he completed Chemical, Biological, and Radiological class “C” at the Fort McClellan Army Chemical Corp of Engineers, Aniston, Alabama.
In May 1997, Master Chief Radel reported to USS MONSOON (PC 4), Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, California. While serving on MONSOON, he was the Damage Control Assistant, Repair Officer, and Engineering Leading Chief Petty Officer, and was advanced to Chief Petty Officer in 1998. While onboard, Master Chief completed 3 deployments. In February 2001, he received orders to Afloat Training Group Pacific, Naval Station San Diego, California. While serving at Afloat Training Group Pacific, Master Chief was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer. His duties included Damage Control Team Leader and Curriculum Development Manager.
In April 2003, Master Chief Radel was assigned to USS PEARL HARBOR (LSD 52), Naval Station San Diego, California. On PEARL HARBOR, he served as the Engineering Department Leading Chief Petty Officer and Damage Control Training Team Leader. When Master Chief transferred, he graduated the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy in Class 119, Newport, Rhode Island. In April 2005, Master Chief was assigned to Center for Naval Engineering Learning Site San Diego, Naval Station San Diego, California, as the Senior Enlisted Leader. During this tour he qualified as a Master Training Specialist and volunteered as an Individual Augmentee. Master Chief was assigned to Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), Djibouti Africa, and subsequently advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer. His duties at CJTF-HOA included base Emergency Management Officer and the Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical defense coordinator. Selected to the Command Master Chief Program, he attended Command Leadership School, Newport, Rhode Island. Master Chief Radel comes to SPRUANCE from his Command Master Chief tour for the “Wallbangers” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 117 (VAW-117) in Point Mugu, California.
Master Chief Radel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Domestic Security Management, his personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), Combat Action Ribbon, various unit and sea service awards, and recognition for contribution to the community.