Command Master Chief
CMDCM (SW) Joshua A. Rajaballey
Command Master Chief Joshua A. Rajaballey, a native of Puerto Rico, joined the U.S. Navy in June 2001. After completing boot camp at Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes, Illinois, he attended Mineman “A” school in Ingleside, Texas, and then reported to USS Cardinal (MHC 60), homeported in Manama, Bahrain in June 2002. In September 2004, he transferred to USS Pelican (MHC 53) in Ingleside, Texas where earned his Enlisted Warfare Surface Specialist (ESWS) qualification and was promoted under the Command Advancement Program to Petty Officer 2nd Class.
In September 2006, he reported to USS Guardian (MCM 5), forward deployed in Sasebo, Japan. In December 2008, he advanced to Petty Officer 1st Class and was selected as a Recruit Division Commander to lead, and train the future of the Navy at RTC Great Lakes, Illinois.
During his tour at RTC Great Lakes, Illinois, he led, mentored and trained 10 divisions, totaling 880 recruits and 30 petty officers. Additionally, he served as Separations Department chief of the deck, where he was responsible for 4,100 separating recruits and 1,500 Sailors awaiting transfer to the fleet. In September 2011, he advanced to Chief Petty Officer.
He transferred from RTC Great Lakes, Illinois in November 2012 and reported to USS Patriot (MCM 7), forward deployed in Sasebo, Japan where he served as Operations and Executive department leading chief petty officer and maintenance material management coordinator. In June 2014, he advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer.
In February 2016, he transferred to Navy Munitions Command Pacific East Asia Division (NMCPACEAD) Unit Guam as the quality assurance officer. While at NMCPACEAD Unit Guam, he was selected into the Command Senior Enlisted Leader Program.
In September 2018, he reported to Naval Support Activity Annapolis as command senior enlisted leader, where he provided mentorship and guidance to 65 Sailors and 300 civilian employees in support of 13 tenant commands, and 10,000 personnel.
He reported to Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facilities, Virginia Capes (FACSFAC VACAPES) in October 2021. He advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer in March 2022.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, and a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership. He is also an Honor Graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 201, Red Group and a graduate of the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3rd award), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3rd award), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal (6th award), Recruit Service Ribbon and various unit and campaign service ribbons.