SURFPAC Welcomes New Force Master Chief
Force Master Chief Jason E. Wallis assumed the duties as Force Master Chief at Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) in January 2015. Master Chief Wallis is a native of Jacksonville, Ill. He attended basic training in June 1988, and upon completion, he attended Gas Turbine “A” School in Great Lakes, Ill.
His previous assignments have included Gas Turbine Mechanic onboard USS Scott (DDG 995), Norfolk, Va.; Pre-Commissioning Detachment and Unit USS Cape St. George (CG 71), and Oil Lab LPO onboard USS Cape St. George (CG 71), Norfolk, Va.; Gas Turbine Engineering Instructor at Surface Warfare Officers School Command (SWOS), Newport, R.I.; Main Propulsion Leading Chief Petty Officer onboard USS Elrod (FFG 55), Norfolk, Va.; Engineering Department Leading Chief Petty Officer onboard USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), Norfolk, Va.; Engineering Instructor, SWOS, Newport, R.I.; Engineering Department Leading Chief Petty Officer onboard USS Lake Erie (CG 70), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Previous Command Master Chief tours include: Command Master Chief onboard USS Denver (LPD 9), Sasebo, Japan; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as the Command Master Chief of the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion (NEGB); Command Master Chief of NAVCENT FWD AFGHANISTAN HQ, Kandahar, Afghanistan; and 17th Director of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy and the Command Master Chief of the Naval War College in Newport, R.I.
Master Chief Wallis is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (Resident Class 146), the CMC/COB course (Class 63), and the National Defense University Keystone Course.
Master Chief Wallis’ personal decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), Navy Good Conduct Medal (six awards) and various service and campaign awards.