Command Master Chief

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Master Chief Hospital Corpsman Edmond Reyes was raised in the province of Bulacan Republic of the Philippines. He is a grandson to Phil Sandan, a migrant shoe maker. Reyes moved to Texas in 1995 and enlisted in Houston MEPS on April 25, 1996. He completed recruit training and Corpsman A School in Great Lakes, Illinois. His assignments include Naval Ambulatory Care Center Groton Connecticut, Fleet Surgical Team NINE, Riverine Squadron-3 Detachment THREE-THREE and Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron THREE in North Island, California. He was selected to Chief in 2008 and was assigned to 3D Marine Division as the Battalion Chief for the Sailors of Combat Assault Battalion Camp Schwab Okinawa, Japan. He was then selected by III Marine Expeditionary Force to be the Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) for the Sailors of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit onboard the USS Essex. Upon return, he was assigned as the Regimental CSEL for 12th Marine Regiment overseeing the Sailors assigned to both Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and Camp Hansen Okinawa, Japan. In July 2012, Reyes reported to USS Fitzgerald as the ship's doc and Executive Department Departmental Leading Chief Petty Officer (DLCPO). In June 2015, he was detailed to Afloat Training Group Western Pacific as the Topside DLCPO for Navigation, Seamanship, Aviation, Search and Rescue, and Fleet Support Operation - Medical mission areas where his team provided training to all ships based in SEVENTHFLT. He is also acted as the secondary CSEL for ATGWP in the absence of the CMDCM. Master Chief Reyes holds a Bachelor's Degree in Health Science from Trident University and a Degree in Laboratory Science from George Washington University. In December 2005 he graduated Independent Duty Corpsman School from Naval School of Health Science San Diego. He is also a graduate of Enlisted Medical Department Executive Course, Planning Operational Medical Intelligence Course, Senior Enlisted Academy and Navy Leadership and Ethics Course (CMC/COB Course). His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards) and various unit and campaign medals. Master Chief Hospital Corpsman Edmond C. Reyes is married to Anita Reyes and has two boys, 18 year old Guillermo and 12 year old Ceferino.

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