Command Master Chief Jose L. Pena

Command Master Chief, Airborne Command & Control Squadron (VAW) 113

26 October 2020 Master Chief Pena, a native of Spofford, Texas, enlisted in the United States Navy in September 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 Pena 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 Pena is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Class 210. Following completion of Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat course Class 18120, he reported to the World Famous Black Eagles, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE THREE as the Command Master Chief.

His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, 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 Expeditionary, Information Dominance, Surface Warfare, Afloat Training and Master Training Specialist insignias.
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