ISCM (IW/SW/AW/EXW) Cheri C. Galvez, Senior Enlisted Leader

Master Chief Galvez enlisted in the Navy from Covington, Georgia in 1996, and attended Electronic Warfare “A” and “C” school at Corry Station in Pensacola, Florida.  In 1998, she served aboard her first ship, USS FIFE (DD-991), in Everett, Washington, as an Electronic Warfare Technician and was the first female to earn the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist designation on that ship.  Following her first sea tour she reported to Naval Personnel Command in 2002, as the Electronic Warfare Technician junior rating detailer.  In 2005, following her tour at Naval Personnel Command, she cross-rated to Intelligence Specialist, and attended Intelligence Specialist “A” and “C” school in Dam Neck, Virginia.  Her first tour as an Intelligence Specialist was onboard USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76), in San Diego, California, as the Leading Petty Officer of the Carrier Intelligence Center.  Upon her selection to Chief in 2006, she served as the Leading Chief Petty Officer from 2006-2008.  In 2008, she reported to the Joint Intelligence Operations Center, U.S. Pacific Command, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as the Leading Chief Petty Officer for China Division, and was selected for Senior Chief in 2009.  In 2011, she returned to sea duty aboard the USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD-8) as the Operations Department Leading Chief Petty Officer and the Joint Intelligence Center Leading Chief Petty Officer, and was selected for Master Chief in 2013. In late 2014, she transferred to Naval Special Warfare Command, in Coronado, California, where she served as the Force Intelligence Specialist for Naval Special Warfare, and completed a deployment as the  CJSOTF-I, J2 SEA at Camp Keating IV, BDSC, Iraq.  She served as the Fleet Intelligence Specialist at Commander, U.S. THIRD Fleet from 2018-2020.  

She is currently assigned as the Senior Enlisted Leader to Commander, Carrier Strike Group FIFTEEN.

Master Chief Galvez is a graduate of Excelsior College and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with a focus in Management and Criminal Justice. She is also a Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional.  Her awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, three Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.  She is a recipient of the Director of Naval Intelligence, Rear Admiral Edwin T. Layton Leadership Award.  Additionally, she has earned the Enlisted Expeditionary Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Information Warfare Specialist, and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist designations, and has certified as an Afloat Training Specialist.