|CMDCS (AW) Franklin E. Dominguez
Command Master Chief
A native of Modesto, California, Command Senior Chief Franklin E. Dominguez Jr. graduated from Modesto High School - Class of 1997. He enlisted in the United States Navy and completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, in April 1998.
Following basic training, Senior Chief Dominguez reported to Airman Apprenticeship Training School at Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. His first operational assignment was serving as an Aviation Ordnancemen on board the USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) homeported in Norfolk, Virginia in May 1998. His operational tours include the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron ONE FOUR SEVEN (VFA-147); “Stingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron ONE ONE THREE (VFA-113); and “Shrikes” of Strike Fighter Squadron NINE FOUR (VFA-94) all based out of Lemoore, California. Senior Chief Dominguez’s shore commands include Navy Munitions Command East Asia Division (NMC EAD) Unit Misawa, Japan; and Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois where he serviced as a Recruit Division Commander and RDC “C” School Leading Chief Petty Officer.
In February 2017, he was selected to the Command Senior Chief program. Command Senior Chief Dominguez is a graduate of the Navy’s Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 205 Green) and Command Master Chief Course (Class 179). In November 2017, he reported for his current assignment as the Command Senior Chief on board the USS GLADIATOR (MCM 11) homeported in Manama, Bahrain.
His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals (six awards) and various unit and service awards.