USS Thach
DECOMMISSIONED - November 01, 2013
Command Senior Chief (December 19, 2012 - Present) 
ATCS(SW/AW/NAC) Benjamin T. Faulise 
Command Senior Chief

Senior Chief Faulise is a native of Moreno Valley, California. He joined the Navy under the Enlisted Aircrewman program and graduated from RTC Great Lakes in May of 1996. After Recruit training, he attended follow on training at Naval Aircrewman Candidate School at NAS Pensacola, FL, Aviation Electronics Technician Class “A” school in Millington, TN and EP-3E ARIES In-Flight Technician Class “C” school in Whidbey Island, WA.
In July of 1997, he reported to the Rangers of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron TWO (VQ-2) in Rota, Spain. While there, he served as an In-Flight Technician, Assistant NATOPS instructor, Collateral Duty Inspector and qualified as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist while deploying to Crete, Turkey and Bahrain.
In July of 2000, Senior Chief Faulise was selected for instructor duty at Naval Aviation Maintenance Training Unit, Whidbey Island, Washington where he served as the Electronic Support Measures and Communication/Navigation course Supervisor and qualified as a Master Training Specialist.
In September of 2003, Senior Chief Faulise returned to VQ-2 in Rota, Spain where he served as the Avionics Leading Petty Officer, Full Systems Quality Assurance Representative and Fleet NATOPS Evaluator while deploying to Crete, Bahrain, Germany, Italy, Qatar, Curacao and Japan.
In 2006, he was selected for advancement to Chief Petty Officer and subsequently transferred to RTC Great Lakes for duty as a Recruit Division Commander. During his tour, he trained nine Recruit Divisions and served as a Fleet Quality Assurance Inspector. In June 2009, he was selected for advancement to Senior Chief Petty Officer.
In 2010, he attended the Senior Enlisted Academy Class 151 (Grey) and subsequently transferred to the Golden Hawks of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE TWO in Point Mugu, California. During his tenure, he served as the Avionics LCPO, Command Senior Chief and qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist while making two 5th FLEET deployments on board the USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74).
In 2012, he was selected for the Command Senior Chief Program and transferred to the USS THACH (FFG-43) for duty as the Command Senior Chief.
Senior Chief Faulise’s personal awards include the Air Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards) and various unit and sea service awards. He holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Electronics Technology.
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