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Master Chief Hondorf
Master Chief Owen T. Hondorf
Hospital Corspman Master Chief Owen T. Hondorf, a native of Rochester, New York, enlisted in the United States Navy on July 7, 2003. Upon completion of boot camp from RTC Great Lakes, IL, Master Chief Hondorf attended Electronics Technician (ET) Nuclear Field "A" School and Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, Charleston, SC. Upon completion of "A" School, he was advanced to Third Class Petty Officer, and served in the command's transitional personnel section awaiting class up to Nuclear Power School for two and a half years before being force-converted into the Hospital Corpsman pipeline.

Master Chief Hondorf reported to Naval School Health Sciences, Great Lakes, IL, for Hospital Corpsman "A" School in the summer of 2006. Upon graduation in November, 2006, he was selected to attend Biomedical Equipment Repair Technician "C" School at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, TX. After serving  PSI duty at Naval Hospital Charleston, Master Chief Hondorf reported to "C" School in March 2007. During his "C" School coursework, he was frocked to Second Class Petty Officer.

After completion of "C" School, Master Chief Hondorf reported aboard USS IWO JIMA as an independent BMET afloat. During this tour he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, surged in support of Continuing Promise 2010 and Presidential visit to Ghana, earned Enlisted Surface and Aviation Warfare Specialist Designation, and advanced to First Class Petty Officer.

Master Chief Hondorf was then assigned to Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, serving as Leading Petty Officer for Medical Equipment Maintenance Branch and part of a "Plank Owner" crew that opened the first joint hospital in military medicine. During this tour, Master Chief Hondorf deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a member of Expeditionary Medical Facility Camp Lemonier Djibouti, Africa, earning the designation in Enlisted Information Dominance Warfare. He returned to Fort Belvoir for the remainder of his tour and was selected for Chief Petty Officer.

Upon completion of a very successful and rewarding tour, Master Chief Hondorf transferred to US Naval Hospital Sigonella in Sicily, Italy. There he served as the Directorate for Administration Senior Enlisted Leader. His tour in Signella offered diverse professional opportunities for growth and development, as well as unique and immersive cultural experiences. Additionally, he completed requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Electronics. During this tour, he was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer and graduated from the US Navy Senior Enlisted Academy.

Master Chief Hondorf was then detailed to Commander Naval Surfaces Forces Pacific and served as the Pacific Fleet BMET. In this role, he supported three separate Type Commanders by training, equipping, and inspecting afloat medical departments for operational commitments throughout the Pacific Fleet area of responsibility.

Finally, Master Chief Hondorf was assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command in Annapolis serving as the Directorate for Administration Senior Enlisted Leader and Senior Enlisted Leader for Bancroft Hall Medical/Dental before being selected Master Chief Petty Officer.

Master Chief Hondorf assumed the position of Command Master Chief, NMRTC Annapolis in August of 2021. His personal awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal (one award), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal (four awards). 

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