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Patrol Squadron (VP) 46 “Grey Knights”

Command Master Chief Benjamin Faulise

Command Master Chief, Patrol Squadron (VP) 46

Official photo of CMC Benjamin Faulise
CMC Benjamin Faulise
Official photo of CMC Benjamin Faulise
Photo By: MC1 Griffith
VIRIN: 210915-N-XX999-1002
Command Master Chief Faulise is a native of Moreno Valley, California. He joined the Navy in March of 1996 and attended basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.

 He attended follow on training at Naval Aircrew Candidate School, Aviation Electronics Technician Class "A" school and EP-3E ARIES II In-Flight Technician Class "C" School.

 In 1997 he reported to the Rangers of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron TWO (VQ-2) in Rota, Spain where he served as an In-Flight Technician, Assistant NATOPS instructor and Collateral Duty Inspector while deploying to Crete, Turkey and Bahrain.

 In 2000, he was selected for instructor duty and reported to Naval Aviation Maintenance Training Unit, Whidbey Island, Washington where he served as the assistant course manager for the Electronic Support Measures and Communication/ Navigation courses of instruction and qualified as a Master Training Specialist.

 In 2003, he returned to VQ-2 in Rota, Spain where he served as a Full Systems QAR, Fleet NATOPS evaluator and qualified to release aircraft Safe for Flight while deploying to Crete, Bahrain, Germany, Italy, Qatar, Curacao and Japan.

 In 2006, he was selected for advancement to Chief Petty Officer and subsequently transferred to Recruit Training Command Great Lakes for duty as a Recruit Division Commander. During his tour at the "Quarterdeck of the Navy", he trained nine Recruit Divisions, served as a Fleet Quality Assurance inspector and was selected for advancement to Senior Chief Petty Officer.

 In 2010, he transferred to the Goldenhawks of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE TWO (VAW-112) in Point Mugu, California where he served as the Avionics Division LCPO and, following selection in 2011, as the Command Senior Chief during two 5th FLEET deployments in USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

 Additional Command tours include Patrol Squadron ONE (VP-1), USS San Diego (LPD 22) the USCG Chief Petty Officer Academy and USS Thach (FFG-43).  He reported to the "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron FORTY-SIX in September of 2021.

 He is a graduate of the Navy's Senior Enlisted Academy, Command Leadership School and holds an Associate of Arts in Electronics Technology. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards) and various sea service and unit awards.


Commander Frank P. Verducci, III

Commanding Officer, Patrol Squadron (VP) 46

Commander Kevin Harrington

Executive Officer, Patrol Squadron (VP) 46

Command Master Chief Benjamin Faulise

Command Master Chief, Patrol Squadron (VP) 46

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