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Command Master Chief - NMRTC San Diego

CMDCM(FMF/SW/AW) Adolfo Gonzalez
Command Master Chief, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command San Diego
Command Master Chief Adolfo Gonzalez was born in Cali Colombia and was raised in Miami, Florida. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on 25 June 2001 and attended basic training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois with follow on orders to Hospital Corpsman “A” School.

Upon graduating as Class Valedictorian, he selected orders to 1st Marine Division, 29 Palms California and completed Field Medical Service School in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He served as Senior Line Company Corpsman for Kilo Company 3d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment.  He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 21 January 2003 to 05 October 2003, serving as a Platoon Sergeant.  He was then selected as the Regimental Commander’s Jump Team Corpsman and deployed in support of OIF-II from 14 February 2004 to 19 November 2004 with Regimental Combat Team 7. He reported to Naval Hospital Twenty-Nine Palms in March 2005 supporting Staff Education and Training, Human Resources, and served as the Assistant Plans, Operations, and Medical Intelligence Officer.  In November 2008, he reported to Fleet Surgical Team SEVEN, Okinawa Japan.  He was assigned as the Intensive Care Corpsman and Leading Petty Officer. He deployed in support of PHIBLEX, Balikatan, Cobra Gold, Talisman Saber, and disaster relief efforts for the Philippines.  He reported to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in January 2011 serving as the Internal Medicine Department Leading Petty Officer and then Leading Chief Petty Officer until January 2014.  He reported back to 1st Marine Division in February 2015 as the Leading Chief Petty Officer, 2d Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment.  He deployed with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit from July 2014 to February 2015 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.  Upon his return, he was assigned as Leading Chief Petty Officer, Education and Training, and Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Program Manager.  He was later assigned as the Senior Enlisted Leader for the 11th Marine Regiment in January 2016.  He reported to Naval Health Clinic Quantico in March 2017 and served as the Senior Enlisted Leader for the Directorate for Administration.  He was selected into the Command Senior Chief Program in February 2018 and served as the Interim Command Master Chief from March 2018 until September 2018. From February 2019 until September 2021, he served as the first Command Senior Chief for NROTC Unit, Texas A&M University, and as Associate Professor of Naval Science. From November 2021 until November 2022, he served as the Command Master Chief for Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE THREE (VAW-113).

Command Master Chief Gonzalez assumed the duties of Command Master Chief for Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command San Diego in November 2022.

Command Master Chief Gonzalez is qualified as an Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist – Ground Combat Element, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist. He is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Command Master Chief / Chief of the Boat Course, United States Marine Corps First Sergeant / Master Sergeant Seminar, and Recruit Division Commander “C” School. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (6 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Combat Action Ribbon, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (two awards), and numerous campaign, unit, and service awards.

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