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 was 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 was 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 was selected to the Command Master Chief program in 2006.
His Command Master Chief tours include USS CHOSIN (CG-65), Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Joint Region Marianas/U.S. Naval Forces Marianas, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia and Destroyer Squadron Fifty. On 28 December 2017, he assumed the duties of Command Master Chief at Commander, Navy Region Hawaii.
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, graduating with honors from Saint Leo University with a BA in Human Resources Administration. 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 (6), and numerous unit, campaign, and service awards.