|CMDCM Jesus M. Galura|
Command Master Chief (August 2011 - January 2013)
Master Chief Galura joined the Navy in June 1989 at Naval Station Subic Bay, Philippines and attended basic training in July 1989 in San Diego, CA. Upon completion of recruit training, Master Chief Galura attended the Seaman Apprenticeship Training in San Diego where he graduated as Class Honor man.
Master Chief Galura reported to his first duty assignment aboard USS MARS (AFS-1) stationed in Oakland, California where he served in Deck Department’s 2nd Division. During this tour, he converted to Fireman and was advanced to Electrician’s Mate Third Class Petty Officer, earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualification. In 1993, he reported to USS San Bernardino (LST-1189) in Sasebo, Japan and was advanced to Second Class Petty Officer.
Following his tour, Master Chief Galura was transferred to USS Germantown (LSD-42), advanced to Petty Officer First Class in 1998. Upon transfer to USS ESSEX (LHD-2) stationed in Sasebo, Japan, he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer where he served as the Leading Chief Petty Officer of both Electrical Division and the Engineering Department, managing over 200 E6 and below personnel and about 30 plus Chief Petty Officers. He was then advanced to Senior Chief Petty officer in 2004.
After his tour, he reported to Training Support Center, Great Lakes, Illinois as an instructor and was advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer in 2007. As Leading Chief Petty Officer under Student Management, he was in-charge of 200 plus staff members who provides apprentice and specialized skill training to 16,000 students per year, a job almost equivalent to a CMC of a CVN/LHD; it was also during this tour, when he wrote the exams for the Navy Wide Advancement Examination for 2 years. After completion of his shore duty, Master Chief Galura reported to USS DENVER (LPD-9) stationed in Sasebo, Japan where he served as the 3M Coordinator. In the course of his tour, he was selected for the Command Master Chief Program and temporarily filled the CMC billet until his transfer.
A graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy class 125 and the CMC/COB Course class 91, he arrived aboard USS Germantown (LSD-42) in August 2011 and assumed the duties as Command Master Chief. He readily brought needed changes to the Chiefs mess and Wardroom relationship to ensure that ship’s mission are met and the Sailors welfare are well taken cared of. He is well involved with the local community, and always sought by his peers for his mentoring and guidance.
Master Chief Galura’s personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal ,the Navy Good Conduct Medal (five awards), and various service and campaign awards. Master Chief Galura holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering.