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Force Master Chief Gregory A Vidaurri

Force Master Chief
Commander, Navy Installations Command

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Command Master Chief Vidaurri enlisted in the United States Navy in June 1990.  Upon completion of boot camp, he attended Signalman “A” school in Orlando, Florida.

Following graduation, he reported aboard the USS PROTEUS (AS 19), home ported in Guam.  His next assignment was on the pre-commissioning crew of the USS HURRICANE (PC-3).  Upon detachment from sea duty, he converted to the Navy Counselor rating.  He reported to Naval Air Station Key West, Florida in April 1997.  During this tour, he selected as Sailor of the Year and promoted to Chief Petty Officer.  Upon completion of shore duty, he transferred to USS CHOSIN (CG-65) Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  During this tour, he qualified Officer of the Deck underway and selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer.  In August 2003, he reported to Commander, U. S. Naval Forces Japan where he served as the Regional Career Counselor.  Master Chief Vidaurri selected to the Command Master Chief program in 2006.

His Command Master Chief tours include USS CHOSIN (CG-65), Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Joint Region Marianas/U. S. Naval Forces Marianas, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Central, Destroyer Squadron Fifty and Navy Region Hawaii.  On 29 May 2020, he assumed the duties of Force Master Chief at Commander, Navy Installations Command.

Master Chief Vidaurri is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy, Command Master Chief/COB course, Keystone course and the Navy Senior Leader Seminar course.  He is an advocate of advanced education.  He received his BA in Human Resources Administration with honors from Saint Leo University.  He also received a Master Degree in Health Care Management from Columbia Southern University.  

His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (5), Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal (8), and numerous unit, campaign, and service awards. 

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