Senior Chief Wilson is a native of Bedford, Indiana where he
enlisted in the Navy in February of 1998. Upon graduation from Basic Training,
he entered Basic Electronics Technical Core and Fire Controlman (FC) “A” School
in Great Lakes, Illinois in May of 1998. After completing that he attended MK86
Gun Fire Control System (GFCS) “C” School in San Diego, CA. In May of 1999, Senior Chief reported to his
first command, the USS THOMAS S. GATES (CG 51), homeported in Pascagoula,
Senior Chiefs formal Navy training consists of MK 86 GFCS,
SWG-1A Harpoon O & M, Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS), Command Career
Counselor, Combat Systems Senior Enlisted, and the Senior Enlisted Academy
where he graduated with class 167 (Green).
His operational tours include the USS THOMAS S. GATES (CG
51) as a MK 86 Tech; the USS VELLA GULF (CG 72) as LPO for Gunnery and Missile
divisions, an LCPO for Combat Acoustics (CA) Division, and the VBSS LCPO; the
USS ANZIO (CG 68) as the Gunner y Division and Weapons Department LCPO. He
completed two Counter Drug Ops Deployments, a Standing NATO Forces Atlantic
(SNFL) Deployment, a UNITAS, Counter Piracy Operations, and several Middle
Eastern AOR deployments.
Senior Chiefs shore tours include a Recruiter in Charge at
NRD Indianapolis; LCPO for the MK 86 School House at CSCS Unit Dam Neck, and
most recently as the LCPO of Naval Surface Fire Support at Expeditionary
Warfare Training Group Pacific (EWTGPAC).
He currently serves as the Senior Enlisted Advisor for
Senior Chief’s personal awards include the Navy Commendation
Medal (two awards), Navy Achievement Medal (five awards), as well as various
unit and campaign awards.
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