Padilla, Leo, CMC

Command Master Chief
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
9580-Command Master Chief
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Command Master Chief
Primary Unit
2001-2003, 9580, Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC)
Previously Held NEC
AE-7131-Power Generating Systems IMA Technician
8201-Naval Aircrewman Candidate
AE-8251-P-3 Flight Engineer
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
AE-7182-P-3A/B Integrated Electrical System OMA Specialist
AMH-8251-P-3 Flight Engineer
8800-Maintenance Control
AD-8318-AD-C-130 Systems Organizational Maintenance Technician
AVCM-8300-Aviation Maintenance Material Control Master Chief
Service Years
1965 - 2003
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Persian Excursion
Eight Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Command US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Persian Gulf Yacht Club Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

P-3 1,000 HRS Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated Captain Arnold J. Isbell Award

P-3 2,500 HRS P-3 5,000 HRS Gold Star Cold War Veteran

Efficiency Excellence Award

 Military Association Memberships
Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)Branch 46Naval Historical FoundationDepartment of California
  1982, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1996, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 46 (Member) (Hawaii) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2001, Naval Historical Foundation [Verified]
  2010, American Legion, Department of California (Member) (San Francisco, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
On call consultant for SDCC Military Education program.  Certified Cailifornia Notary Public, pet-sitter and on call irrigation specialist for local golf courses.  Primary duties are completing long list of honey-dos, constructing bird houses and redoing landscape.
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 Ribbon Bar
Air Crew Wings
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1965, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 5552
 Duty Stations
NAS Barbers PointVP-31 The Genies/Black Lightnings/VP-31 Det AlphaSERE SchoolVP-46 Grey Knights
VP-31 The Genies/Black LightningsVP-22 Blue GooseP3 Flight Engineer School (VP-31)VQ-3 Ironman
VQ-4 ShadowsVP-48 Boomerangers<B>US Air Force (USAF)</b>/Air Force Senior NCO Academy (SNCOA)NAS Point Mugu, CA
Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC)NAWC Point Mugu, CAVP-6 Blue SharksCOMPATWING 2 (CPW-2)
COMPATWINGSPACNavy Senior Enlisted Academy (NSEA)VP-47 Golden SwordsmenCommander Patrol and Reconnaisance Force US Pacific Fleet (CPRFP)
Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC)
  1965-1967, AE-7131, NAS Barbers Point
  1967-1967, 8201, VP-31 The Genies/Black Lightnings/VP-31 Det Alpha
  1967-1967, AE-8251, SERE School
  1967-1969, AE-8251, VP-46 Grey Knights
  1968-1968, AE-7182, VP-31 The Genies/Black Lightnings/FRAMP VP-31
  1969-1974, 00-0000, Broken Service
  1974-1974, AE-7182, VP-31 The Genies/Black Lightnings/FRAMP VP-31
  1974-1974, AMH-8251, VP-31 The Genies/Black Lightnings/FRAMP VP-31
  1974-1982, AMH-8251, VP-22 Blue Goose
  1977-1977, AE-8251, P3 Flight Engineer School (VP-31)
  1982-1985, 8800, VQ-3 Ironman
  1983-1983, AD-8318, VQ-4 Shadows
  1985-1989, AVCM-8300, VP-48 Boomerangers
  1988-1988, US Air Force (USAF)/Air Force Senior NCO Academy (SNCOA)
  1989-1990, AVCM-8300, NAS Point Mugu, CA
  1990-1991, 9580, Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC)
  1991-1992, 9580, NAWC Point Mugu, CA
  1992-1993, 9580, VP-6 Blue Sharks
  1993-1993, 9580, COMPATWING 2 (CPW-2)
  1993-1996, 9580, COMPATWINGSPAC
  1996-1996, 9580, Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (NSEA)
  1996-1998, 9580, VP-47 Golden Swordsmen
  1998-2001, 9580, Commander Patrol and Reconnaisance Force US Pacific Fleet (CPRFP)
  2001-2003, 9580, Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1980-1980 Training Exercise - RIMPAC '80
  1983-1983 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '83
  1990-1991 Maritime Interception Operation (Iraq)
  1992-1995 Southwest Asia Ceasefire (Iraq)
  2001-2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
 Colleges Attended 
University of California, DavisSan Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CaliforniaLeeward Community CollegeUniversity of Alaska, Anchorage
University of Maryland University CollegeSouthwestern CollegeNational University
  1970-1974, University of California, Davis
  1970-1970, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, California
  1975-1977, Leeward Community College
  1988-1989, University of Alaska, Anchorage
  1993-1996, University of Maryland University College
  2003-2005, Southwestern College
  2005-2006, National University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 01, 2003, Retired
  Jul 04, 2008, Goosefest 20081
  May 12, 2014, General Photos
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