A native of Biloxi, Mississippi, Master Chief Guzman entered the U. S. Navy on September 17, 1991. He attended Basic Training and Hospital Corpsman “A” School in San Diego CA.
His early tours of duty include Naval Hospital, Pensacola FL, 1st Medical Battalion, Camp Pendleton CA, Advanced X-ray School, San Diego CA, Naval Hospital 29 Palms CA, Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia, Branch Medical Clinic Pascagoula, MS, and II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), Camp Lejeune, NC.
In 2006 he attended Preventive Medicine School at NSHS San Diego CA and upon graduation in Feb 2007 reported to Naval Hospital Guam. Soon after his selection to Senior Chief Petty Officer in May 2007, he volunteered for an Individual Augment assignment to Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, he served as the Course Development Director and Senior Enlisted Leader for the Afghanistan National Army Combat Medic School in Kabul, Afghanistan. Upon his return to Naval Hospital Guam, he served as the Senior Enlisted Leader, Directorate of Surgical Services and Directorate of Clinical Support Services during the remainder of his tour.
In July 2011, he reported to 1st Medical Battalion where he served as the Senior Enlisted Leader for Headquarters and Service Company. In June 2012, he was selected as the Senior Enlisted Leader for Charlie Surgical Company and deployed to Afghanistan from August 2012 to February 2013. Upon his return, he served as the collateral duty Command Senior Chief from June 2013 to October 2013. Senior Chief Guzman transferred from 1st Medical Battalion in July 2014 to Navy Medicine Training Support Center, Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He was selected to Master Chief Petty Officer in May 2015 and is currently serving as the Command Master Chief for Navy Medicine Training Support Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston.
Master Chief Guzman’s personal awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards), Combat Action Ribbon, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and the Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist designation. He is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 181, Khaki group.