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Robert Gray

Senior Enlisted Leader - NORU

03 August 2022

Master Chief Robert Gray
Portrait of Master Chief Navy Counselor Robert Gray, Command Master Chief, Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit
Master Chief Robert Gray
Master Chief Robert Gray
Portrait of Master Chief Navy Counselor Robert Gray, Command Master Chief, Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit
Photo By: Nava Kiss
VIRIN: 230623-O-UT560-4856

Master Chief Navy Counselor Robert M. Gray enlisted in the Navy after graduating from St. Johnsville High School in St Johnsville, NY. In October 1998, he reported to Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, IL. Upon graduation, he reported to Naval Aviation Technical Training Center (NATTC), Pensacola, FL. While assigned there, he completed Aviation Ordinance Technician “A” School.

In March 1999, he reported to the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) in Norfolk, VA where he was assigned as an ordinance Technician in the flight deck division. During his tour on the Enterprise he completed two sea deployments, advanced from Airmen Apprentice to Petty Officer Third Class, and earned his Aviation Warfare Qualification.

In 2002, he reported to Enlisted Navy Recruiting Orientation in Pensacola, FL, for training and assignment as a recruiter with Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Buffalo, NY which later became NRD New England as part of the NRD realignment. During this tour, he served as Recruiter, Recruiter-in-Charge (RinC), and was selected for conversion into the Career Recruiting Force in 2003. In 2007, he transferred from NRD New England to NRD Chicago. He was selected to Chief Petty Officer and completed a Zone Supervisor assignment during his tour with NRD Chicago. In 2010, he reported to Navy Recruiting District Denver, CO for assignment as a Division Leading Chief Petty Officer.

He checked onboard to NRD New York in September 2013 where he was assigned as the Assistant Chief Recruiter until September 2016. In October 2016, he transferred to Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NTAG) Rocky Mountain where he assumed the duties of the Chief Recruiter. In 2022, he assumed the duties as the Senior Enlisted Leader for Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit, Pensacola, Florida.

Master Chief Gray has completed his BS in Business Management and Economics at Colorado State University. His military decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal (seven awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal (three awards) and various service and campaign awards. He is married to Jessica and they have one child, Chloe.