Command Master Chief
CMDCM Teresa E. Carroll-Gillis
A native of San Diego, CA, Master Chief Carroll-Gillis enlisted under the delayed entry program in July 1975 and completed basic training at Recruit Training Command Orlando, FL in November 1975. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Columbia College and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University.
Master Chief Carroll-Gillis’s served at Naval Alcohol Rehabilitation Center in Jacksonville FL, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group Pacific in San Diego, CA and Naval Station Rota Spain. Upon leaving Spain as an Aviation Storekeeper First Class she attended the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, before transferring to Organizational Effectiveness Center and Patrol Reconnaissance Wing Eleven (CPRW-11) at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL. She ended her service on active duty in March 1988 and entered employment with the Department of the Navy Federal Civil Service as a Budget Analyst and Budget Officer. Enlisting with the Navy Reserves in 1988, Master Chief Carroll-Gillis served with CPRW-11 Advance Based Mobile Maintenance Facility Alpha, Jacksonville, FL; Naval Aviation Logistic Command Southwest Asia, Bahrain for Operation Desert Storm, and USS JOHN F KENNEDY (CV-67) reserve unit. She promoted to Master Chief prior to transferring. She served as the Senior Enlisted Leader of Harbor Defense Command One One Zero (HDC110) deploying to Kuwait in 2003. She graduated from the Senior Enlisted Academy and Command Master Chief Course in 2004. She then transferred to Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron Three Three (NCWRON33) deploying again for a year to Kuwait in 2005-2006. She completed an IA as the Command Master Chief for Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Africa from 2006-2007.
Upon her return to active duty in 2007, she was assigned as Command Master Chief for Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light Four Seven (HSL47) completing a deployment on the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN72). She served as the Command Master Chief of the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest and then for Deputy Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet in 2013. In September of 2016 she executed orders to Patrol Squadron Four, leading them through a home port change and transition from P-3 to P-8. She now serves as the Command Master Chief for Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN. She resides in Anacortes WA, with her spouse Kalynn.
Master Chief Carroll-Gillis capitalized on her prior sea service qualifying as a Damage Control Training Team member for the USS JOHN F KENNEDY (CV67), Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and re-qualifying for Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist in the H60 and P-8 platforms. Her awards include the Meritorious Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (four awards), Battle “E” (four awards) and various other service and unit awards.