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Master Chief David P. Martinez

Command Master Chief, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station (NCTAMS) Pacific

21 September 2020
Official portrait of Master Chief David P. Martinez, command master Chief, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station (NCTAMS) Pacific.
Official portrait of Master Chief David P. Martinez
Official portrait of Master Chief David P. Martinez, command master Chief, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station (NCTAMS) Pacific.
Official portrait of Master Chief David P. Martinez
200921-N-N0701-0005 Honolulu, Hawaii (Sept. 21, 2020) Official portrait of Master Chief David P. Martinez, command master Chief, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station (NCTAMS) Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo)
Photo By: U.S. Navy
VIRIN: 200921-N-N0701-0005
Command Master Chief David P. Martinez, a native of Riverside, California, joined the Navy in July 1991. After completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois, he attended AG “A” school at Chanute Air Force Base (AFB), Illinois.

His first assignment was the USS Independence (CV 62) from 1992 to 1994 where he was a weather observer for the ship’s oceanographer during Operation Southern Watch and two Western Pacific deployments. In 1994, he was transferred to the Mobile Environmental Team in San Diego, California; there, he embarked on various home-ported ships in order to provide weather services and support to commanding officers afloat.

In 1995, he attended AG “C” school at Keesler AFB, Mississippi; from there, between 1996 to 1998, he volunteered for his third straight sea duty tour aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) where he provided weather information to the admiral’s staff and ship’s oceanographer and completed one Mediterranean cruise. Following, he reported to the Naval Meteorological and Oceanographic (METOC) Center in Norfolk, Virginia in 1998 where he provided aviation weather to various pilots and enroute weather to numerous fleet assets. Afterwards, he transferred to the USS Dwight D. Eisenhowser (CVN 69) in 2001 where he was promoted to the rank of chief petty officer.

In 2004, he reported aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) where he supervised 20 METOC personnel and hundreds of Sailors as the command indoctrination leading chief petty officer (LCPO). After, he reported to the Naval Maritime Forecast Center in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in 2007 where he qualified and supervised over 100 personnel providing enroute weather and tropical cyclone evasion information to Navy, Military Sealift Command and Coast Guard assets in the U.S. 3rd, 5th and 7th Fleets.

Master Chief Martinez reported to the USS Reuben James (FFG 57) in March 2010 where he served as the maintenance and material management (3M) coordinator and acting command senior chief during a critical billet gap. Within one year aboard, he was selected for the Command Senior Chief Program and was hand-picked for orders to the USS Patriot (MCM 7) where he served from June 2012 to December 2013 before reporting aboard the USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) where led a crew of 300-plus during a 3-year tour.

Master Chief Martinez then checked onboard Patrol Squadron Special Projects Unit (VPU) 2 out of Marine Corps Base-Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay in November 2016.

He currently serves as the command master chief aboard Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station (NCTAMS) Pacific, Wahiawa, Hawaii in April of 2019.

Master Chief Martinez's personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), the Battle “E” Efficiency award (two awards) and various unit and campaign awards.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a specialty in management from Hawaii Pacific University.

 
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