Command Master Chief
CMDCM Simba Wallace
Command Master Chief Simba Wallace is a native of Camden, New Jersey, and was raised in Willingboro, New Jersey. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1995 and attended the Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. Upon completion, he attended Hospital Corpsman "A" School in San Diego, California.
His first duty assignments included tours at National Naval Medical Center, Northern Clinics, Naval Air Warfare Center Trenton, Naval Air Station Willow Grove, and the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard League Island Branch Medical Clinic. Following these initial assignments, he separated from the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman Third Class in March 2000.
In October 2000, he re-entered the Navy and was selected to Second Marine Division, Second Marine Expeditionary Force as a general duty corpsman. After completing three deployments with Second Battalion Six Marines and being promoted to Second Class Petty Officer, he transferred to Naval Branch Health Clinic Lakehurst, New Jersey.
In January of 2006, he was promoted to First Class Petty Officer and completed an individual augment deployment to the Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait, Detachment Echo, then was selected back to Second Marine Division, Second Marine Expeditionary Force. After completing two successful deployments with Third Battalion Second Marines, he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer transferred to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in 2011.
In 2014, he was selected for orders to Second Marine Head Quarters Group, Second Marine Expeditionary Force and was subsequently promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer. At the conclusion of his success with the U.S. Marine Corps, he completed a short nine-month tour at Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point, before getting selected to become the department leading chief petty officer on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in 2019.
In July 2021, he was selected to Master Chief Petty Officer and served as the deputy to the command master chief before getting selected to Command Master Chief in March 2022.
In April 2022, he reported as the Command Master Chief of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 deployed onboard the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
Academic achievements include a Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Technology from Thomas Edison State College, Navy’s Senior Enlisted Academy, and the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat course.
Personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various service and campaign awards