|Chief Dennis Paul Guivara
Senior Enlisted Leader (August 2009 - August 2011)
Chief Dennis Paul Guivara, was born in Makiti City, Manila, Philippines on August 03, 1977. He graduated from Don Bosco Technical Institute, Makiti City, on April 15th 1994. He then attended the College of St. Benilde-De LaSalle University in Manila. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration on April 8, 1998. He entered the Navy on September 30, 1998 and attended Recruit Training in Great Lakes, Chicago.
After completion of his Basic Military Training, Airman Guivara went on to Air Traffic Control "A" School from December 1998 to April 1999 at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Pensacola, Florida. Upon graduation, his first assignment was to NAS Fallon, Nevada where he qualified as Tower Supervisor. He advanced thru the ranks and was selected as NAS Fallon's Sailor of the Year 2001. As a result, he was awarded his first Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and advancement to Petty Officer Second Class. In July of 2002, he transferred to USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64), home-ported in San Diego and subsequently deployed to the Arabian Gulf for operations IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM and SOUTHERN WATCH.
Petty Officer Guivara rapidly progressed through the training syllabus proving himself the rating expert and the top professional. He qualified Air Operations Supervisor, Final, Departure, and Approach Controller. He contributed to over 8,000 incident-free arrested landings during WESTPAC ‘03. As the Training Chief, he was responsible for 1,400 productive training hours that produced 122-controller qualifications. He was awarded a Flag Letter of Commendation for his significant contributions to the CATCC- 64 Team and was promoted to the rank of Petty Officer First Class. The decommissioning of USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) opened the doors to continue his calling to sea duty.
In August 2003, AC1 Guivara reported onboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). While assigned to J.C. STENNIS, he has obtained the qualifications of CATCC Supervisor and CCA Watch Officer and became the CATCC-74 Chief. He was awarded the title of Air Traffic Controller of the Year 2004 – Sea side.
After sea duty, he then transferred to Naval Air Station North Island Coronado, California on March 2005 were he obtained his Facility Watch Supervisor qualification and became the Tower Chief and Radar Chief.
On August 03, 2006, he was promoted to Chief Air Traffic Controller and continued his duties as such. He also became the LCPO of Naval Outlying Field Imperial Beach. Upon return to NAS North Island, he and his Sailors were called upon to participate in the coordination of the Red Bull Air Races for three consecutive years. This led to his 4th Navy Achievement Medal and later a Navy Commendation Medal during his time of duty at this fine facility.
ACC(AW/SW) Guivara then went on and transferred to Tactical Air Squadron TWELVE, San Diego, California on September 16, 2009 where he immediately left for WESTPAC 2009-10 and RIMPAC 2010 onboard USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6) as the detachment LCPO. Upon return, he assumed the duties and responsibilities as the Squadron’s Senior Enlisted Leader.