Command Master Chief A. S. Gilreath

Command Master Chief, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136

26 October 2020 Master Chief Gilreath is a native of West Point, Mississippi. He was reared and attended schools in New Orleans, Louisiana. Following high school, he obtained work as a longshoreman and law enforcement officer based out of New Orleans, LA. Post civilian employment experience, he reported to recruit training in Orlando, Florida.

His sea duty assignments include tours onboard USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) and USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) in Yokosuka Japan; USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64), USS BOXER (LHD-4), San Diego; USS NORMANDY (CG-60), Norfolk; COMCARSTRKGRU SEVEN (USS RONALD REAGAN CVN 76), San Diego; NAVY INFORMATION OPERATIONS COMMAND, San Diego, and COMCARSTRKGRU NINE (USS RONALD REAGAN CVN 76, USS GEORGE WASHINGTON CVN 73, USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT CVN 71), San Diego, VFA 136 Knighthawks Lemoore, CA.

His shore duty assignments include NAVAL SECURITY GROUP ACTIVITY, Winter Harbor Maine; NAVAL SECURITY GROUP ACTIVITY Adak, Alaska; NAVAL SECURITY DETACHMENT, Guam; NAVAL RADIO RECEIVING FACILITY, Imperial Beach; NAVAL SECURITY GROUP ACTIVITY, San Diego; SEAL Team I, San Diego; SEAL Team III, San Diego; NAVAL SECURITY GROUP ACTIVITY, Denver; BAGRAM REGION, Afghanistan; AL FAW REGION, Iraq; CENTER FOR INFORMATION DOMINANCE, Pensacola,  COMMANDER NAVAL AIR FORCES (Pacific).

Master Chief Gilreath’s formal education includes Associates of Sciences and Bachelors of Science degrees in liberal arts from Excelsior College, Harvard Business School certificate (HBX), and Master’s Degree (MLA) in History from Louisiana State University. He is designated as an Enlisted Information Dominance Warfare Specialist (NIOC, CVN), Master Training Specialist, Master Training Specialist Mentor, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (CV, CVN, LHD, CG) and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (CVN).  He is a graduate of Naval War College’s Senior Enlisted Academy and Command Master Chief Capstone courses of instruction.
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