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Command Master Chief Igor F. Vargas, a native of Bronx, NY, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1991, attended basic training and completed Aviation Structural Mechanic (Hydraulics) “A” School in Millington, TN.
He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Leadership, in Interdisciplinary Studies from Trident University and has earned his Airframe / Power Plants certification from the Federal Aviation Administration. He is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy; Command Master Chief Course; and Command Senior Enlisted Leader – Executive Leadership Symposium.
Master Chief Vargas’ assignments include Fleet Composite Squadron (VC-8) in Puerto Rico; Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadrons One / Five / Fourteen / and Fifteen; Navy Recruiting District Jacksonville, FL.; Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, IL; and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX-9) in China Lake, CA.
At the Command Triad level, he served as the Command Master Chief for Transient Personnel Unit Great Lakes, IL; USS CHIEF (MCM 14); USS GLADIATOR (MCM 11); Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Bahrain; and Center for Information Warfare Training Command in Pensacola, FL. He is currently the Naval Support Activity Souda Bay Command Master Chief in Crete, Greece.
A qualified air warfare, surface warfare and information warfare and Master Training Specialist, his personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (seven awards), and various campaign, service and unit awards.
Last Updated: 13 May 2022