CMDCM(SW/SCW) Joe Grgetich
CMDCM(SW/SCW) Joe Grgetich
Command Master Chief  (April 2011 - August 2014)

Raised in Ohio, Joe Grgetich enlisted in the Navy in 1983 as a deck seaman. He attended boot camp in Orlando, Florida and upon graduation served onboard USS SACRAMENTO (AOE 1) from 1983 - 1986 making two deployments. He detached the Navy as a BM3 but remained in the Active Reserves assigned to Assault Craft Unit TWO in Little Creek, Virginia and made BM2. He returned to active duty under the Navy Veteran (NAVET) Program in 1988.

Master Chief Grgetich's afloat career nearly 24 years with tours onboard the USS SACRAMENTO (AOE 1), Assault Craft Unit TWO, Assault Craft Unit FIVE Loadmaster/Instructor and Craftmaster, and Amphibious Construction Battalion ONE where he completed a combined total of 13 Western Pacific, Mediterranean Sea, and overseas deployments including a tour at Camp Patriot, Kuwait.
During his 1993 deployment on USS FORT FISHER (LSD 40) he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare (ESWS) device and in 2002, as a member of Amphibious Construction Battalion ONE, he earned the Seabee Combat Warfare (SCW) device.

His shore career includes Commander Pacific Fleet Pearl Harbor Hawaii Elite Honor Guard and NAS Whidbey Island Security Detachment. He's credited to being the "first Chief Petty Officer" to attend and graduate from the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Class 130 Brown and hand selected as a Mentor to Chief Petty Officer Selectees onboard USS CONSTITUTION.

His personal awards include Navy Commendation Medal (three awards) and the Navy Achievement medal (three awards) and is currently pursuing an associate's degree.


2011 Sailor of the Year Finalist
USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Dewey (DDG 105) with USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) at sea
USS Dewey (DDG 105) Fire Controlmen Speak with a Royal Brunei Navy officer During CARAT Brunei 2011
USS Dewey (DDG 105) Sailors in Security Reactionary Force-Bravo (SRF-B) Training
USS Dewey (DDG 105) Sailors with rigid-hull inflatable boat in passenger transfer exercise
USS Dewey (DDG105)
USS Dewey (ddg105)
Dewey Sailor Shares Anchor Upgrade with her Husband

 Served with...

LCDR Russell Evans
CDR John C. Howard
CDR Jake B. Douglas
CDR Mikael A. Rockstad
CDR Jake B. Douglas
CDR Abigail Hutchins
CDR Mikael A. Rockstad
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