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Master Chief Petty Officer Erik P. Rasmussen
Reserve Senior Enlisted Advisor
4th Medical Battalion

Master Chief Petty Officer Erik P Rasmussen is a native of Phoenix, AZ and moved to Albuquerque, NM as a young teenager.  He comes from a long line of military service, his father serving the US Air Force Viet Nam, Uncle in US Navy WW II, and Grandfather Danish Navy WW I.  While serving as a Paramedic/Firefighter with the Albuquerque Fire Department, he enlisted in the Navy Reserve late in life in February 1999 under the APG program.  After recruit training he was assigned to FH500 CBTZ21 DETB, and then attended Field Medical Service School at Camp Pendleton, CA in 2000.

In 2001, he was assigned to NR NAVCENT MICFAC as the unit’s sole Corpsman where he advanced to HM1 and supported his Gaining Command in Bahrain.

In 2006, he reported to Naval Coastal Warfare Group 1, MIUWU 112 in St. Louis, MO.  While on board, the unit successfully converted its primary mission to an IBU, advanced to Chief Petty Officer and then deployed in 2006 to the SAG/UAE area of operations, providing force protection and escort to USN and USNS vessels, and acting IDC.  While on deployment, earned his Expeditionary Warfare Specialist.

In 2007, after returning from deployment he was recruited to NMPS San Diego to serve the as the HM Chief deploying IA’s and units in support of OEF and OIF. 

In 2008, he reported to NR Naval Security Forces DET Sasebo where he served for nearly 2 years overseas, in support of Navy Security Forces, Joint Operations with the JMSDF and JGSDF and also filled a gapped billet with NH Yokosuka, Sasebo Clinic.

In 2011, he reported to NH Guam and served as LCPO for the Information Management Department.

In 2012, he reported back stateside serving as the SEL for EMF Dallas DET A.

In 2013, he reported to DESRON 1 for temporary duty serving as the IDC supervisor.

In 2014, he reported to Undersea Rescue Command where he helped develop rescue procedures for submarine rescue utilizing the new transfer under pressure system and deployed to Argentina in search of the ARA San Juan after its sinking.  During his tenure at URC he was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer, earned the Deep Submergence Insignia and subsequently promoted to Master Chief just after his departure.

In 2019 Master Chief reported to USMC 4th Medical Battalion as the Command Senior Enlisted leader, and 2021 earned his Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist.

Master Chiefs Awards include (2) Navy Commendation Medals, (4) Navy Achievement Medals, Navy Unit Commendation, (2) Meritorious Unit Commendations, (5) Battle E’s, (3) Good Conduct Medals, (4) Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medals, GWOT Expeditionary and Service Medals, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, (2) Overseas Service Ribbons, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (2 deployments), Expert Rifle and Expert Pistol Medals.