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CMDCM Shon R. Nuanez

Command Master Chief Shon R. Nuanez, a native of Greeley, Colo., enlisted in the United States Navy in December 1995.  Following completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes, Ill., he reported to Naval Aviation Technical Training Center Meridian, Miss., where he attended Aviation Maintenance Administrationman (AZ) “A” school and graduated in April 2016.
His first duty assignment was at Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Department at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, Calif.  In June of 1998, he transferred to Strike Fighter Squadron One Three Seven (VFA-137) for his first sea duty tour, also at NAS Lemoore.  While there, he completed two Western Pacific deployments onboard the aircraft carrier, USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64) and qualified as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist.  In October of 2002, he began his second sea duty tour with the Ironmen of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Three (VQ-3) stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Okla.
His second shore duty tour was at RTC Great Lakes, Ill., where he served as a Recruit Division Commander (RDC) and RDC “C” school instructor from December 2005 to June 2009.  While at RTC he qualified as a Master Training Specialist.  In July of 2009, he began his third sea duty tour with the Rangers of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Two (VQ-2) stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Wash.  In July 2012, he transferred to the Yellow Jackets of Electronic Attack Squadron One Three Eight (VAQ-138) for his fourth sea duty assignment.  During this tour he qualified as an Aviation Maintenance Material Control Master Chief.  In March 2015, he transferred to the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) at NAS Whidbey Island, Wash., where he performed his duties the Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL).  He was promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer in 2016 and selected for the Command Master Chief program in 2018.  His CMC tour’s include the Golden Swordsmen of Patrol and Reconnaissance Four Seven (VP-47) from April 2018 to February 2021 and Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN from February 2021 to May 2023.  He is a graduate from the National Defense University (NDU) Keystone course, the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 193) and the CMC/COB school (Class 183).  Command Master Chief Nuanez is currently attached to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (seven awards) and various unit and campaign awards.

Last Updated: 13 July 2023


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