USS San Diego
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Command Master Chief (May 2015 - Present)
CMDCM(SW/AW/NAC) Benjamin Faulise
Command Master Chief

Master Chief Faulise is a native of Moreno Valley, California. He joined the Navy in March of 1996 and after boot camp, attended follow on training at Naval Aircrewman Candidate School, Aviation Electronics Technician Class “A” school and EP-3E ARIES II In-Flight Technician Class “C” School.
In 1997 he reported to the Rangers of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron TWO (VQ-2) in Rota, Spain where he served as an In-Flight Technician, Assistant NATOPS instructor, Collateral Duty Inspector and qualified as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist while making multiple deployments to Crete, Turkey and Bahrain.
In 2000, he was selected for instructor duty and reported to Naval Aviation Maintenance Training Unit, Whidbey Island, Washington where he served as the assistant course manager for the Electronic Support Measures and Communication/ Navigation courses of instruction and qualified as a Master Training Specialist.
In 2003, he returned to VQ-2 in Rota, Spain where he served as the Avionics LPO, Full Systems QAR and Fleet NATOPS evaluator while making multiple deployments to Crete, Bahrain, Germany, Italy, Qatar, Curacao and Japan.
In 2006, he was selected for advancement to Chief Petty Officer and subsequently transferred to Recruit Training Command Great Lakes for duty as Recruit Division Commander. During his tour at the “Quarterdeck of the Navy”, he trained nine Recruit Divisions, served as a Fleet Quality Assurance inspector and was selected for advancement to Senior Chief Petty Officer.
In 2010, he attended the Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 151 (Grey) after which he transferred to the Goldenhawks of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE TWO in Point Mugu, California where he served as the Avionics Department LCPO and Command Senior Chief following his selection as a CMDCS in 2011. During his tenure, he qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and made two 5th FLEET deployments on board the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
In 2012, he reported to the USS Thach (FFG 43) in San Diego, California as the Command Senior Chief, where he made one Eastern Pacific deployment and decommissioned the ship after 29 years of service in November of 2013.
In 2014, he reported to the USCG Chief Petty Officer Academy in Petaluma, California, where he served as the Navy liaison and Operations Master Chief.
He reported to the USS San Diego (LPD 22) in May 2015.
His personal awards include the Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards) and various sea service and unit awards. He holds an Associate of Arts in Electronics Technology.
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