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HMCM (FMF/EXW/AW) PaulAllen P. Parmenter
Reserve Senior Enlisted Advisor
4th Medical Battalion

A Native of North Lauderdale, Florida, Master Chief Parmenter graduated from Coconut Creek High School Class of 1997.  He entered the Navy 17May1999 out of Miami, Florida and completed basic training and Hospital Corpsman “A” School at Recruit Training Center and Naval Training Command November 1999 in Great Lakes, Illinois. 

Following “A” school, Master Chief Parmenter attended Field Medical Service School (NECL03A) graduating February 2000, with following orders to 3D Medical Battalion, Okinawa Japan.  During his time in Okinawa, he completed EMT-B, EVOC and JWTC.   He got selected for Basic X-ray technician (NEC8451) “C ”school and left Okinawa for the Naval School of Health Sciences, San Diego, California 01SEP01.  Upon Graduation he had orders to Naval Hospital Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico serving there from Feb 2002-Jan 2004.  Master Chief Parmenter returned to the Naval School of Health Sciences, San Diego, California for Advanced X-ray Technician (NECL17A) C-School.  He reported to Naval Medical Center San Diego and was sent to work at Branch Medical Clinic Naval Station San Diego.  While there he served as clinic Career Development Team Leader, and Hospital Color Guard team lead. Master Chief Parmenter transitioned into the Naval Reserves 1May2008 joining Maritime Expeditionary Squadron 1/Coastal Riverine Squadron 1.  He deployed to Djibouti, Africa with “Wave 1” and helped stand up the current High Value Unit escort mission in San Diego.  He qualified 34’ft tactical craft Navigator/Radio Talker, Engineer, and Crewman Gunner.  He served as Senior Medical Department Lead in Djibouti, medical LPO medical command training team lead and training LCPO with HVU.  Master Chief Parmenter joined Undersea Rescue Command (URC) 1Apr2016 where he served as Senior Enlisted Leader.  While at URC, he was duel hatted for a year running Naval Reserve Center North Island Medical department, deployed to Argentina in search of the ARA San Juan was part of rescue exercise “Grey Lady” the first pressurized rescue module mate with a US Submarine and PACREACH international rescue exercise participant in Australia.  Master Chief Parmenter arrived at his current command 4th Medical Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group 1APR2022 where he serves as Command Master Chief.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management with a minor in Radiology from Trident University, an associate degree in General Studies from Central Texas College, graduated Senior Enlisted Academy class number 233 (Gold), Naval Reserve Unit Management Course, Executive Medical Department Enlisted Course, Master Enlisted Leader Development Instructor and earned the Deep Submergence Insignia.  His Awards include the Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal (2 awards), 2 FLOCs and numerous of unit awards.

As a civilian he works at Naval Medical Center San Diego Radiology as the Lead staff x-ray tech for the emergency department and the Advanced X-ray tech “C” school emergency room clinical instructor.