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CMDCM Johannes J. Gonzalez

U.S. Sixth Fleet Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief Johannes J. Gonzalez was born and raised in Panama, Republic of Panama. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 16, and realized his dream of joining the U.S. military at the age of 24.

Master Chief Gonzalez reported to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, in 1995 and began his career as a Fireman. After graduating basic training, he attended Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Electrical) class "A" school, then later he converted to the Navy Career Counselor rating in 2003, and was selected for the Command Senior Chief Program in 2009. He was selected for Command Master Chief (CMC) in 2012.

His sea duty assignments includes, USS Kidd (DDG 993), USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), USS Vincennes (CG 49), USS Lake Erie (CG 70), and USS Reuben James (FFG 57).

His shore tours include NCTAMS Pacific, Naval Forces Japan, Naval Base Guam, U.S. FOURTH Fleet, and U.S. SIXTH Fleet. He completed eight shipboard deployments to the Western Pacific and two deployments in support of counter-drug operations in the SOUTHCOM AOR. He assumed the duties as the SIXTH Fleet Command Master Chief on August, 2018.

Gonzalez is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 142/Khaki) and CMC/COB Course (Class 83), and the National Defense University Keystone Joint Command Senior Enlisted Course.

He has served on teams that have been recognized with numerous awards.