|CMDCM (SW/AW) Roberto Venegas
Command Master Chief
Command Master Chief Venegas is from Los Angeles, California where he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1994. He then reported to his first command, USS Boxer (LHD 4), in November and was part of her commissioning in February of 1995.
After a successful maiden deployment and advancement to Petty Officer Third Class, in the summer of 2000 where he reported onboard USS Denver (LPD 9) in San Diego, Ca.
He served four years on board USS Denver as Aviation Fuels Leading Petty and took follow on orders to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) assuming the duties as Fuels Flight Deck Leading Petty.
Master Chief’s only shore duty billet to date was at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes. After completing Recruit Division Commander School, he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer in 2007. He then reported to USS George Washington (CVN 73) in Yokosuka, Japan. In 2012 he was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer and assumed duties as V-4 Division Leading Chief Petty Officer.
In October of 2013, he transferred to Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) as the Air Department Assistant Leading Chief Petty Officer. In 2016 he was selected for the Command Senior Chief Program with follow on orders to LCS Crew 106 attached to USS Freedom (LCS 1) in San Diego, Ca. After turning over USS FREEDOM, he was advanced to Master Chief and became the CMC of USS SIOUX CITY(LCS 11) (GOLD). He reported onboard USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000) in February of 2018.
Master Chief is a graduate of the United States Senior Enlisted Academy Class 176 GOLD and the Naval Leadership and Ethics Course (CMC/COB). He holds an Associate Degree in General Studies from Coastline College.