Gerald K. Allchin
National Chief Recruiter
21 June 2022
Master Chief Petty Officer Allchin of Cleveland, Ohio entered the United States Navy in August 1995, and attended recruit training at RTC Great Lakes, Illinois. In November 1995, he reported to Aviation Structural Mechanic “A” School in Millington, Tennessee. He graduated AMS “A” school in January 1996 and reported to Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Four (VQ-4) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. During his tour at VQ-4, Master Chief Allchin earned his Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist pin and was advanced to Petty Officer Second Class.
In March 2002, Master Chief Allchin reported to Navy Recruiting District Ohio and served as Recruiter in Charge for several Recruiting Stations in the Cleveland area. While at NRD Ohio, he was meritoriously promoted to Petty Officer First Class through the REIP Program. Master Chief Allchin then was selected for conversion to the Career Recruiting Force (CRF) and in October of 2006, he attended the CRF Academy in Pensacola, Florida. In December 2006, he reported to NRD Miami where he served as Recruiter in Charge at NRS West Palm Beach. After being selected as Station of the Year as well as NRD Miami’s Sailor of the Year, Master Chief Allchin became the Zone Two Supervisor in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He was selected as Zone Supervisor of the Year in FY 2008 and FY 2009. In September 2008, he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer.
In February 2011, Master Chief Allchin reported to Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit (NORU) in Pensacola, Florida where he served as the Senior Instructor in the Navy Recruiting Leadership Academy. In January 2012, he earned his Master Training Specialist Qualification and was selected as NORU’s Instructor of the Year. In June 2012, he was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer. Following his tour at NORU, Master Chief Allchin graduated from the Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport, RI where he was named to the Dean’s List and was selected as the Honor Graduate for Class 177 Brown Group. Following graduation, he reported to Navy Recruiting District New Orleans where he served as Assistant Chief Recruiter playing a major role in the command earning the Recruiting “R” for FY 2014 and FY 2015. In November 2016, he returned to NORU and served as the Senior Enlisted Leader and Chief Recruiter. In May of 2018, he was promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer. From November 2018 to April 2021, he served as Chief Recruiter at NRD Raleigh, the largest Recruiting Command in the nation. While there, he flawlessly led the team’s transformation to Navy Talent Acquisition Group Carolina. In May 2021, he reported to Navy Recruiting Command in Millington TN as the N3 Operations Department Chief Recruiter and in June 2022, Master Chief Allchin was selected to serve in his current position as National Chief Recruiter for Navy Recruiting Command.
Master Chief Allchin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Post University. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (6), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5), Good Conduct Medal (8), National Defense Medal (2), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and the Gold Wreath Award for Recruiting Excellence (47)