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Rail Ops Supervisor Receives Logistician Of Year For Second Time

"This is the first time that any civilian has earned the award twice from the Marine Corps," said Maj. Christian Carlson, Operations officer. "Chad winning this award is a huge reflection on all of the hard work by himself, as well as the whole team he has working with him out there at RailOps.

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Cmdcm Laura Nunley

Story by PO1 Joshua Sheppard on 02/26/2018
A native of West Covina, California, Command Master Chief Petty Officer Laura Nunley enlisted as a young mother and wife in May 1994. After completing Recruit Training in Orlando, Florida, she reported to Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Dam Neck, Virginia for Intelligence Specialist "A" School. Her first duty station was Atlantic Intelligence Center (AIC) in Norfolk, Virginia.
Master Chief Nunley's other assignments have included Mobile Integrated Command Facility Europe (MICFAC EUR) / Tactical Support Center (TSC) Sigonnella, Italy;, Naval Strike and Air Warfare Command (NSAWC) Fallon, Nevada;, USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3) and USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6) San Diego, California;, Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TWO (COMPATRECONWING TWO) Kaneohe, Hawaii;, USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71); and United States Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) FT. Bliss, Texas.
While assigned to COMPATRECONWING TWO, Command Master Chief Nunley completed an eight month Individual Augmentation to Camp Abu Naji in Al Amarah Iraq. While at Camp Abu Naji, she was Awarded Joint Service Commendation Medal for her extraordinary leadership as an Iraqi Military Training Team (MITT) Advisor setting the standard for the future Iraqi Army Non-Commissioned Officer Corps.
In 2011, Master Chief Nunley was selected for Command Master Chief. She reported to the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) class 62 in El Paso, Texas August 2011. She graduated in the top percentile of her class, landing her on the coveted Commandants List. From 2012 to 2014, she assumed the role as Command Master Chief of USS BAINBRIDGE (DDG-96), followed by a tour as the Command Master Chief of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron FIFTEEN (HM-15), and currently serves as Command Master Chief of PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78).
Her academic achievements include a Bachelor's degree of Professional Studies in Business and Management; Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education; United States Sergeants Major Academy, class 62, CMDCM/COB Course, and National Defense University KEYSTONE Command Senior Enlisted Leader Course. Military decorations include the Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three gold stars), Joint Achievement Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four gold stars). In 2006, she was awarded the Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for leadership. In addition, she has earned the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist designators. read more


Marine Corps Base Hawaii


MCB Hawaii is headquartered at the base in Kaneohe Bay and includes Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay as part of the base on Windward Oahu, Camp H.M. Smith, Manana Family Housing, the Pearl City Warehouse Annex, Pu’uloa Range Complex and Marine Corps Training Area Bellows. For more information on Camp H.M. Smith and the Manana Family Housing area, see the chapter on Camp H.M. Smith. read more

Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay

Located on Oahu’s Mokapu Peninsula, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay is home to more than 10,000 Marines, 2,000 sailors, 4,000 family members and 1,400 civilian employees. The base’s position in the Pacific makes it an ideal location for strategic deployment to the Western Pacific.

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