USS Thach
DECOMMISSIONED - November 01, 2013
 
CMDCM (SW) Joshua P. Gabriel 
Command Master Chief (April 30, 2010 - December 19, 2012)

Master Chief Gabriel is a native of Agana Guam and graduated from Garfield High School in San Diego, CA. He enlisted in the Navy in July 1994 and attended Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. After completing Apprenticeship Training, he headed to Naval Air Station North Island, CA as an Undesignated Airman Recruit in which he struck and became a Storekeeper Third Class. His first sea tour was onboard USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57) from 1998 – 2002 and served as Stores Division Leading Petty Officer, Financial Manager, Work Center Supervisor, and DLR/MAMS Manager. His second sea tour was onboard USS VANDEGRIFT (FFG-48) from 2005 - 2006, Forward Deployed Naval Forces Japan as Supply Department Leading Chief Petty Officer and the Command Career Counselor, followed by a homeport shift with USS MUSTIN (DDG-89), served onboard from 2006 - 2008 as Supply Department Leading Chief Petty Officer and is currently serving onboard USS THACH (FFG-43) as Command Master Chief.

His shore duty assignments include: Naval Air Station North Island from 1994 - 1997, Construction Battalion Unit FOUR TWO SEVEN from 2002 - 2005, Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit THREE ZERO THREE in 2005 and Naval Special Warfare Command from 2008 – 2010.

His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM) and various service and campaign awards. He graduated from Senior Enlisted Academy, (Gray) Class 142 and CMC/COB Course, Class 73. 

 NEWS

Escuela Rio Seco, the smallest public school in Punta Arenas.
 USS Thach (FFG 43) fires its MK-75 76mm mounted gun while underway off the coast of Brazil.
UNITAS PAC 52
Sailors assigned USS Thach (FFG 43) man the rails as Thach arrives in Rio de Janeiro
USS Thach (FFG 43) is anchored in the Strait of Magellan
USS Thach FFG 43
Southern Seas 2011
USS Thach sailors visited the Chilean navy recruit training facility
USS Thach (FFG 43) gets underway from Puerto Montt, Chile
USS Thach (FFG 43)
USS THATCH
Sailors assigned USS Thach (FFG 43) man the rails

 Served with...

US Navy Recruiting | No Fear Act | FOIA | USA.gov | US Navy | US Marine Corps | Navy Reserves | Individual Augmentee | Veterans Crisis Line | Vote This is an official United States Navy Website. This US Government system is subject to monitoring. Please read our Privacy Policy and Section 508/Accessibility Statement.

The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense, or the United States Department of the Navy of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sites, the United States Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy  does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD web site.

Share