Master Chief Christopher Aldis[MIGRATE]

Command Master Chief, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

CMDCM (FMF) Chris Aldis
Command Master Chief
U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific

Command Master Chief Aldis enlisted in the Navy in June 1988 and attended Recruit Training Command, San Diego, California. Following completion of recruit training he reported to Hospital Corps “A” School in San Diego where he graduated as the class honor man. His first assignment was to Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Virginia in December 1988 where he served both as a ward Corpsman and an emergency room Corpsman. During his tour he was advanced to Hospital Corpsman Third Class.

In May of 1990, he reported to Field Medical Service School, Camp Johnson, NC to begin his service with the Fleet Marine Force. After completing FMSS he was assigned to Medical Logistics Company, 3rd Supply Battalion, 3d FSSG, Okinawa, Japan. In September, 1991, Master Chief Aldis reported for duty to 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC. After completing a deployment aboard USS Newport, LST 1179 in support of Landing Force Sixth Fleet operations with the 24th MEU (SOC), he was promoted to Hospital Corpsman Second Class.

In September 1993, Master Chief Aldis reported to the Branch Medical Clinic, Naval Air Station, Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Upon completing this shore tour he transferred to Medical Logistics Company, 2d Supply Battalion, 2d FSSG in Camp Lejeune in October 1996. He was promoted to Hospital Corpsman First Class and in December 1998 he deployed to Guatemala in support of Joint Task Force Aguila, supporting operations for Hurricane Mitch relief in the devastated region.

In November 1999 he reported to the Navy Recruiting District, Dallas, Texas to serve as an officer recruiter in the Medical Service Corps and Dental Corps recruiting programs. In July 2001, he was selected as Chief Petty Officer and officially had his Anchors pinned on September 14, 2001. In September, 2002 Master Chief Aldis was selected as the Officer Recruiter of the Year, Navy Recruiting District, Dallas.

In November of 2002, he reported a second time to Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia and was assigned once again to the Branch Medical Clinic, NAS Oceana. Here he served as the Leading Chief of Ancillary Services for one year. In December 2003, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. He was then assigned as the Senior Enlisted Leader of the Branch Medical Clinic, Dam Neck Annex and in May 2004 he was selected for promotion to Senior Chief Petty Officer.

In July of 2005, Master Chief Aldis reported to 2d FSSG, Camp Lejeune, NC. He was assigned as the Executive Officer of Charlie Surgical Company, 2d Medical Battalion and then in March 2006 he was assigned as the acting Company Commander. He earned his Fleet Marine Force Enlisted Warfare Specialist designation in August 2006. From September through December, 2006 he served as the Command Master Chief for 2d Marine Logistics Group (Forward). In January 2007 he transferred to 2d Marine Division to serve as Command Master Chief, 2d Marine Division (Rear). From July 2007 through February 2008 he served a combat tour with Regimental Combat Team 6 in Fallujah, Iraq.

In April 2008 he was selected for promotion to Master Chief and was nominated to serve as the Command Master Chief, 2d Marine Air Wing, Cherry Point, NC. In September 2010 he was temporarily assigned as Command Master Chief, 2d Marine Division (FWD) and in November 2010 he attended the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat course. In March 2011 he deployed with 2d Marine Division (FWD) to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. In November 2011 his combat tour was shortened due to his selection to his current billet as Command Master Chief, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific

He is currently the Command Master Chief, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific (MARFORPAC) for over 91,000 Marines and Sailors. MARFORPAC commands two-thirds of the Marine Corps which extends west of the Mississippi River to India, comprising 14 bases and stations and the combat power of two Marine Expeditionary Forces.