Command Master Chief (January 2011 - December 2012)
Born in San Diego and raised in Carlsbad, California, Master Chief Dearie enlisted under the delayed entry program in December 1984. He completed Basic Training in May 1985 and graduated from Radioman “A” and “C” schools in October 1985.
Master Chief Dearie’s afloat career include the USNS RIGEL (TA-F 58), USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62), Commander Third Fleet embarked onboard USS CORONADO (AGF 11), USS HEWITT (DD 966) and USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53) both forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. His shore career includes NAVCOMTESTA Puget Sound, Student assigned to Service School Command San Diego, and US Pacific Command as Theater Satellite Manager.
As Command Master Chief he served as Cruiser Destroyer Group 5/NIMITZ Carrier Strike Group Command Master Chief embarked onboard USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) during Operation Iraqi Freedom, USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85), Pre-commissioning Unit MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8), and Assault Craft Unit FIVE, home of the SWIFT INTRUDERS. In January 2011, he assumed duties as USS PELELIU (LHA 5) Command Master Chief.
He’s a San Diego State University Class of 1996 Distinction Graduate in English, Class 99 ‘Green’ graduate from the Navy’s Senior Enlisted Academy, and completed his Masters Degree in Education Technology from Azusa Pacific University. His personal awards include Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards) and various service and campaign awards.