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Master Chief Rincones hails from Harlingen, TX. In July of 1989, he enlisted into the United States Navy and successfully completed recruit training and seaman apprentice training in San Diego, Calif., before beginning his career as Boatswain’s Mate.
His sea duty assignments include the USS Goldsborough (DDG 20), supporting Operation Desert Shield; USS Hewitt (DD 966) providing maritime security during Operation Desert Strike; USS Vincennes (CG 49) and USS Ingraham (FFG 61) aiding both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Southern Watch; and USS Lake Erie (CG 70), USS Freedom (LCS 1), and USS Fort Worth (LCS 2).
His shore duty assignments include the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific, and the Center for Naval Leadership, where he earned the master training specialist qualification. Additionally, he served as the Officer-In-Charge and Coxswain for Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet’s ceremonial barge and boathouse, homeported at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI.
Prior to assuming his role as Command Master Chief (CMDCM) at Navy Talent Acquisition Group Red River, he served as the Command Master Chief at Navy Talent Acquisition Group Houston and Littoral Combat Ship Crew 102.
Master Chief Rincones’ successfully graduated from the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy and the CMC/COB leadership course. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Grand Canyon University. His awards include two Meritorious Service Medal, three Navy Commendation Medals, six Navy Achievement Medals, and numerous campaign and unit awards.