CMDCM(AW/SW) Edward P. Bazile
Command Master Chief
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Twelve
Command Master Chief (AW/SW) Edward P. Bazile is a native of New York, and raised in the borough of Queens. In June 1997, he graduated high school and enlisted in the United States Navy October 23, 1997. Upon completion of Basic Training Command, Great Lakes Illinois, he reported to Seaman Apprentice School, also in Great Lakes.
Master Chief Bazile served as a plank owner aboard the USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6) from January 1998 to September 2002. He deployed twice: From 24 January to 24 July 2000, the ship made the first Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment of any U.S. Navy ship in the 2000s as part of Operation Southern Watch. The ship also deployed as part of Operation Enduring Freedom from 1 December 2001 to 18 June 2002.
Following completion of his first sea tour Master Chief Bazile reported to Navy Recruiting District Los Angeles, California, from January 2003 to December 2006. During this tour he won Rookie Recruiter of the year FY04 for the district, Region West Large Station of the year FY05 and served as Zone Supervisor of Southern Zone (Southern Los Angeles area). He converted to Navy Career Counselor (Career Recruiting Force) June 2005 and was meritoriously advanced to Petty Officer First Class July 2005.
Master Chief Bazile reported to Navy Recruiting District Chicago, Illinois, from March 2007 to March 2010. During his tour he served as the Leading Petty Officer of Navy Recruiting Stations Pulaski and Evergreen Park on the south side of Chicago. March 2008, He was hand selected to serve as the Zone Supervisor of all Navy Recruiting Stations assigned to the south side of Chicago. August 2008 he was selected to Chief Petty Officer. As a CPO select, he was selected to serve aboard the USS CONSTITUTION for CPO Heritage week.
Master Chief Bazile reported to Navy Recruiting District, San Francisco, California from May 2010 to March 2013. During his tour he served as Division 2 Leading Chief Petty Officer of Navy Recruiting Stations: Alameda, Livermore, Concord, Antioch, Richmond and Reserve Recruiting Station Alameda. February 2012 he was selected to serve as Division 6 Leading Chief Petty Officer of Navy Recruiting Stations: Elk Grove, Folsom, North Sacramento, West Sacramento, South Sacramento and Reserve Recruiting Station Sacramento. He won “Division Leading Chief Petty Officer of the Year” FY11 & FY12.
For his non-production Recruiting tour Master Chief Bazile reported to Navy Recruiting Command, Millington, Tennessee from June 2013 to July 2015 as a National Trainer and Inspector (N7). Additionally, he qualified Assistant Chief Recruiter and served as a senior field inspector, training coordinator and virtual training program manager for the entire Navy Recruiting enterprise. June 2013 he was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer.
February 2015 Master Chief Bazile he was slated to be the Assistant Enlisted Chief Recruiter of Navy Recruiting District Richmond, Virginia from August 2015 to September 2017. He managed and supervised 150 recruiters in Southern Maryland, Northern Virginia, West Virginia region and Southern Virginia. He was responsible for recruiter and quota distribution and the use of all available resources to attain enlisted recruiting and shipping mission objectives. February 2017 his was selected into the Command Senior Enlisted Leader program.
Master Chief Bazile reported to Cooperative Security Location Comalapa, El Salvador from October 2017 to August 2018 as the Command Senior Chief. He served as the Command Senior Chief for permanently assigned military personnel and forward deployed United States aviation units participating in Joint Interagency Task Force South assigned counter-illicit trafficking operations, 4th fleet directed humanitarian missions and SAR efforts. May 2018, he was selected to Master Chief Petty Officer.
Currently, Master Chief Bazile is the Command Master Chief of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWELVE.
Master Chief Bazile is qualified to wear the Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS) and Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) insignia. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards) and various unit, service, and campaign decorations.
Master Chief Bazile graduated from the Senior Enlisted Academy, Class BC 56 (Silver) in December 2014, and Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat (CMC/COB) course (Class 177) in September 2017.