|CMDCM Jesus M. Galura
Command Master Chief
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 and was selected as Commander Logistic Group 1 Junior Sailor of the Quarter. In 1993, he reported to USS San Bernardino (LST-1189) in Sasebo, Japan and was advanced to Second Class Petty Officer where he was selected as CTF-76 Junior Sailor of the Quarter. He then transferred to Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan.
Following his tour, Master Chief Galura was transferred to USS Germantown (LSD-42), advanced to Petty Officer First Class in 1988 and was selected as CTF-76 Senior Sailor of the Quarter. 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. 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. It was during this tour, when he wrote the exams for the Navy Wide Examination. 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.
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.
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 and Master’s Degree in Business Administration.