CMDCM(SW/AW) Francisco Valdovinos
Command Master Chief

Master Chief Valdovinos, a native of San Diego, California, enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program in December 1996. After completing Recruit Training at RTC Great Lakes, IL, he reported to his first assignment.

Upon graduation, he reported to USS CONSTITUTION in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Other fleet assignments include USS OLDENDORF (DD 972), USS FLETCHER (DD 992), USS FREEDOM (LCS 1). In addition, Master Chief Valdovinos completed a shore duty assignment at Navy Recruiting District San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas.

Master Chief Valdovinos is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 189 (Green), the CMC/COB Capstone Course, Class 148, and is currently assigned as the Command Master Chief of USS BOXER (LHD 4) in San Diego, Ca.

His awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6 awards), and various unit and campaign awards.

Master Chief Valdovinos is married to the former Yvette Tijerina of San Antonio, Texas and has three children Frankie, Miguel and Genevie.



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