USS Rushmore
"Nobility and Power"
Command Master Chief (April 6, 2018 - Present)
CMDCM Joseph Silveira
Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief Joseph Silveira, a native of Tracy, California, enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program in October 1999. He completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois in November 2000 and reported to Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois where he completed Fire Controlman "A" School.

Following "A" school, he reported to Fleet Training Center, San Diego, California, where he attended FCS-MK92 "C" School.

Upon graduation, he reported to USS JARRETT (FFG 33) in San Diego, California. Other fleet assignments include USS CURTS (FFG 38) USS BOXER (LHD 4), and USS RUSHMORE (LSD 47) serving as Command Master Chief. In addition, Master Chief Silveira completed two shore duty assignments; at the Center for Surface Combat Systems Detachment West where he served as the FCS-MK92 "C" School Leading Chief Petty Officer, and Southwest Regional Maintenance Center where he served as the Leading Chief Petty Officer for Corporate Operations Department.

Master Chief Silveira is a graduate of the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat course, and the US Navy's Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 172 Gold), where he was named to the Dean's list and earned the City of Newport Academic Excellence Award. He has earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare, Aviation Warfare and Master Training Specialist designations.

Additional personal awards include the Surface Navy Association Arleigh Burke Award for Surface Warfare Operational Excellence and the Navy and Marine Association Leadership Award. His decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards), and various unit and campaign awards.

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