|CMDCM(SW/AW) Juancho “Choy” Lucero
Command Master Chief (December 2015 - December 2018)
Command Master Chief Lucero, a native of Quezon City, Philippines, graduated from St. Paul’s College Philippines in 1982, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication. In May 1987, he joined the U.S. Navy from Subic Bay, Philippines. Following completion of Recruit Training Command, he attended Mess Management “A” School at Naval Training Center, San Diego, CA.
Master Chief Lucero’s first sea tour was onboard USS FORT FISHER (LSD-40) home ported in San Diego, CA. He made numerous deployments during this tour and advanced to Third and Second Class Petty Officer. Following sea duty he returned to Naval Training Center, San Diego, CA where he advanced to First Class Petty Officer, while working as a member of the Food Service division and Bachelor Housing department and obtaining his Associates degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Phoenix.
In October 1994, he commissioned and became a plank owner of USS BOXER (LHD-4), serving as Leading Petty Officer of the Food Service division and earned his Surface Warfare qualification. Following this tour he reported to Naval Air Station, Atsugi Japan, where in September 1998 he joined the brotherhood of Chief Petty Officers. In 2001, he reported to USS TARAWA (LHA-1) and served as the Leading Chief Petty officer of Food Service division and earned his Enlisted Air Warfare designation. In February 2004, he reported to Commander, Naval Air Forces, to serve as the Flag Mess Administrator, Leading Chief Petty Officer and advanced to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer.
In February 2006, he reported onboard USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) where he served as Food Service Leading Chief Petty Officer, completing various deployments. In March 2009, after completing the Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport, RI, he reported to NAS Sigonella, Italy to serve as the Senior Enlisted Advisor and Supply Department Leading Chief Petty. He was promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer and selected as Command Master Chief.
In April 2013, he attended Command Leadership School, in Newport, RI, earning the 9580 NEC designation after completing the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat course. In May 2013, he reported to Strike Fighter Squadron TWO FIVE (VFA-25) for his first CMC tour and subsequently to USS COMSTOCK (LSD-45) as their Command Master Chief.