Command Master Chief - NTAG Golden Gate
30 March 2022
Master Chief Dewayne Benjamin, hails from Oakland, California. He joined the United States Navy in October 1996 as a Heavy Equipment Operator (EO) after graduating from Butte Junior College with an Associates of Science. He also holds a Bachelor of business management and Masters of Arts in education, leadership and administration from Trident University.
His commands include Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois; Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Seven in Gulfport, Mississippi; Public Works Department Sigonella in Sicily; Navy Recruiting District (NRD) San Francisco where he served as zone supervisor; NRD Miami as division leading petty officer; Navy Recruiting Command National Training and Inspection Team/N7 in Millington, Tennessee; NRD Los Angeles as assistant chief recruiter and senior enlisted leader; command master chief at Naval Support Facility Deveselu, Romania and command master chief at Strike Fighter Squadron 94 in Lemoore, CA.
His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (seven awards), Army Achievement Medal, Navy Expert Rifleman Medal, Navy Expert Pistol Medal and various campaign and unit awards. He attributes all of his personal awards and success to his family, mentors, and the Sailors with whom he has proudly served with, exemplifying the Navy's Core Values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.