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LSC (AW/IW) Adelbert P. Matanza
Senior Enlisted Leader

Logistics Specialist Chief Petty Officer Matanza, a native of the Philippines, migrated to the United States in 2003 and started his first enlistment on 28 February 2005 in San Diego, California.  He attended initial training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, where he was acknowledged as the Most Outstanding Recruit of Division 157.  Following graduation, he completed Storekeeper “A” School Training at Naval Technical Training Center, Meridian, Mississippi in June of the same year.
He reported to his first sea going command, the USS SAMUEL B ROBERTS (FFG 58), July 2005, homeported in Mayport, Florida.  He was part of two Counter Narcoterrorism deployments with her, while on Joint Operations with HSL-60 Det 2 and Coast Guard Law Enforcement Det 402.  This joint effort successfully seized 41 bales of cocaine during an interception in the Eastern Pacific on 2 December 2008.   He was with “Sammy B“ ​from 2005 to 2009 as Financial SK, Depot Level Repairable and MAMs custodian where he was advanced to PO2.
His second tour started in September 2009 at Supply Department Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California where he served as Supply Leading Petty Officer, GCPC Approving Official and Enlisted Combined Bachelor Housing Manager.  He spearheaded the reoutfitting of 16 Enlisted Bachelor Quarter buildings that housed over 1,500 single Sailors in 2011.
He crossed the flight line on the same base in November 2012, and reported to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Fifteen and took over as OPTAR Manager and Material Control Leading Petty Officer.   He embarked with the squadron aboard USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) during the 2014 Operation Inherent Resolve deployment at Fifth Fleet AOR.  Here he was awarded the 2015 Sailor of the Year and was advanced to Petty Officer First Class.  He participated as HSC 15 Lead Supply during 2016 RIMPAC exercises and operated at Barber's Point Hawaii.
In January 2017, he checked in to his first overseas tour in COMNAVEUR/COMNAVAF/C6F in Naples, Italy.  He took over the position of N41 Sustainment Services Leading Petty Officer and provided direct Staff support to 6th Fleet AOR in support of exercises AUSTERE CHALLENGE 2019, BALTOPS 2019 and Africa partnership missions.
He was selected for his 2nd overseas tour and reported in Jan 2020 to the only FDNF Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), homeported at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, where he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer and served as S6 Division/Supply Response Section Leading Chief Petty Officer.  His team provided full logistical support to nine Carrier Air Wing 5 squadrons and 54 Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department work centers on three deployments in the Fifth Fleet and Seventh Fleet area of responsibilities.​
​His awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6 awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal (6 awards), National Defense Service Medal, and various unit and campaign awards.

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