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Command Master Chief Derek A. Scheil

Command Master Chief, Naval Information Warfare Training Group (NIWTG) San Diego

19 October 2020
bio photo Command Master Chief, Naval Information Warfare Training Group (NIWTG) San Diego
Command Master Chief, Naval Information Warfare Training Group (NIWTG) San Diego
bio photo Command Master Chief, Naval Information Warfare Training Group (NIWTG) San Diego
Photo By: Jacky Fisher
VIRIN: 200923-N-N0798-1001
 Command Master Chief Derek A. Scheil, a native of Fairmont, Nebraska, entered the U.S. Navy by attending Basic Training in Great Lakes, Illinois, in July 1999. He attended Cryptologic Technician Technical and Electronic Warfare Technician “A” Schools at the Naval Technical Training Command in Pensacola, Florida. He has a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland. Additionally, he is currently studying at Drexel University in a doctoral cohort.

At sea, Master Chief Scheil served as EW division work center supervisor aboard USS Hue City (CG 66). During this tour he deployed to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR). While assigned to Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Hawaii for service in surface direct support, he served as the cryptologic direct support element leading petty officer (LPO) aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68). During this tour he was selected for an Individual Augmentee assignment to Iraq, as part of Special Operations Task Force – West, conducting signals intelligence (SIGINT) geospatial analysis for direct actions. Scheil has also supported the subsurface direct support mission of NIOC Hawaii, where he conducted 11 missions in the U.S 7th Fleet AOR.

Ashore, Scheil was assigned to National Security Agency/Central Security Service Hawaii for duty in HS2J weapons and space. During that tour he served as department LPO and senior noncommissioned officer of the U.S. Pacific Command J2 all-source watch, and as electronic intelligence (ELINT) liaison officer at the Joint Intelligence Operations Center Pacific. He has also served as DLCPO of information operations N39 at NIOC Hawaii providing non-kinetic and special program operational planning to fleet commanders. Additionally, he served at Tactical Training Group Atlantic as the collateral duty senior enlisted advisor while concurrently conducting mission as the information operations and intelligence DLCPO.

In February of 2017, he was selected for the Command Senior Enlisted Leader Program.

Master Chief Scheil's last assigned was as the command master chief aboard USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) Blue Crew. He is currently serving as the command master chief at Naval Information Warfare Training Group (NIWTG) San Diego. 

Master Chief Scheil is authorized to wear the Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (five awards), Good Conduct (five awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and several campaign and unit awards. 



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