CMC Galgana HMCM Raulito "RJ"  S. Galgana III

Command Master Chief
 
Master Chief Petty Officer RJ Galgana is from Agana, Guam and graduated from Durango High in Las Vegas, NV.  He enlisted in the Navy on October 2, 2001.
 
Following enlistment, he attended Recruit Training in Great Lakes, Illinois where he graduated as the Recruit Chief Petty Officer and awarded as Honor Recruit.  He then attended Apprenticeship Training at Hospital Corpsman “A” School in Great Lakes, IL.  After graduating Corps School with Honors, he reported to Field Medical Service School Camp Pendleton, CA and then reported to Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan where he was assigned as the Emergency Medical Department Section Leader.  Following his Naval Hospital tour, he reported to Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 39 Camp Pendleton, CA from 2004 to 2006.  During his assignment, he deployed with Marine Wing Support Squadron 372 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 04.06 to Al Taqqadum, Iraq.  Upon return, he was meritoriously promoted to Petty Officer Second Class.  Challenging himself, he was accepted to Advanced Radiographer Technologist “C” School where he graduated with Honors in 2008 and awarded NEC 8452.  Follow on assignment, he reported to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan from 2008 to 2011.  His superior performance resulted in his second career meritorious promotion to Petty Officer First Class.  He was then selected for special duty to Navy Personnel Command Millington, TN as the Overseas Contingency Operations Support Assignments Detailer and as a Hospital Corpsman Rating Specialist (PERS 4013) from 2011 to 2014.  He was selected for Chief Petty Officer during his tour in 2011.  Enroute to his next command, he attended Senior Enlisted Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy, where he was recognized by peers and staff for the “Spirit of the Chief” award.  Upon reporting onboard 3d Marine Regiment in 2014, he was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer.  He then deployed to the Pacific as the Battalion Chief with 2d Battalion, 3d Marines in support of Unit Deployment Program 15-2.  Upon return, he then assumed the role of 3d Marine Regiment Navy Senior Enlisted Leader.  Following 3d Marines, he was assigned to Bureau of Medicine and Surgery as the Total Force Senior Enlisted Advisor.  During this assignment, he was selected for Master Chief Petty Officer in 2020.  He is currently serving as the Command Master Chief for Navy Medicine Training Support Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas – the “Quarterdeck of Navy Medicine”.
 
His personal decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (3 awards), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Iraq Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and qualified as an Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist (Air Combat Element and Ground Combat Element).  He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and is a Honor Graduate of Navy Senior Enlisted Academy.
 
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