|CMDCM(SW) Raul M. Delacruz
Command Master Chief
Master Chief Delacruz, a native of California, was raised in San Antonio, Texas, where he enlisted in the United States Navy in June 1993. Following completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command, San Diego, he reported to Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific in San Diego, California where he completed the Sonar Technician training pipeline.
In March 1995, he reported for duty onboard the USS THORN (DD 988) and completed his initial sea tour in 2000. He then returned to the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific where he served as an Instructor and was advanced to First Class Petty Officer in 2000, and Chief Petty Officer in 2003. In 2004, he reported onboard the USS HOPPER (DDG 70) as the Undersea Warfare Division Leading Chief Petty Officer, and Ship’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Specialist. He advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer while onboard HOPPER. Upon completion of this tour, he reported to the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command (NMAWC) in 2007, where he was assigned as the Assessments Department Leading Chief Petty Officer. At NMAWC he served as a unit level and Sea Combat Commander fleet assessor and trainer. Prior to his arrival onboard USS SPRUANCE (DDG 111), he served as the Weapons Department Leading Chief Petty Officer onboard the USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58), where he advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer.
Master Chief Delacruz is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Class 153 and the Command Master Chief Course Class 135. He has qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, and Master Training Specialist. He has an Associate’s Degree in Administrative and Management Studies from Excelsior College.
His decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), and various unit and campaign awards.