Vice Admiral Kenneth Whitesell

Commander, Naval Air Forces/Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Mr. Bryan Scurry

Executive Director, Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Captain Walt ''Sarge" Slaughter

Chief of Staff, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Force Master Chief H. Trenton Schmidt

Force Master Chief, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Command Master Chief Jose Peña

Command Master Chief, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3

26 October 2020
Master Chief Peña, a native of Spofford, Texas, enlisted in the United States Navy in September of 1995.  Following completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois he reported to Service School Command, Great Lakes, Illinois where he completed Gunners Mate “A” school.
Upon graduation, he reported for duty to the USS Platte (AO-186); and qualified Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist.  His fleet assignments include the USS George Washington (CVN-73), USS Normandy (CG-60), Special Boat Team TWELVE, and Naval Special Warfare Group ONE LOGSU.  In addition, Master Chief Peña completed shore assignments at Training Support Center Great Lakes, Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, and Coastal Riverine Group One Training and Evaluation Unit.
Master Chief Peña reported to Carrier Air Wing TWO as the Command Master Chief embarked on the USS Carl Vinson. He is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Class 210 and the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat course Class 120.  His Command Master Chief tours include Airborne Command and Control Squadron ONE ONE THREE.
His personal awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards), and various unit and campaign awards.  He has earned and is authorized to wear the Enlisted Aviation, Expeditionary, Information Dominance, Surface Warfare, Afloat Training, and Master Training Specialist insignias.  He is married to the former Ms. Jeannie Rose Stamps.  They have one child, Nicolas Andrew Peña.
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