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Senior Chief Petty Officer Silvester Rodriguez

Senior Chief Rodriguez is a native of Bronx, New York. Upon graduation he enlisted in to the Army in December 1999 and served honorably as an infantryman while attached to the 35th Infantry Division from 1999 to 2003.

In January 2003, he joined the Navy Reserve TAR program and reported to NAS Atlanta for assignment.

Senior Chief Rodriguez was then assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Four (VR-54) Revelers from July 2004 to December 2006.

In March 2007, he reported to Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Atlanta as senior medical department representative (SMDR).

After a short tour, he was transferred to Airborne Early Warning Squadron Seven Seven (VAW-77) in November 2008, to become the first Aerospace Medical Technician (AVT) corpsman in command history.

In October 2011, he was then issued orders to Inspector Instructor duty supporting the Fleet Marine Force. He reported to FMTB-E Camp Johnson, NC in route to Detachment 1, Ammunitions Company in Atlanta, GA.

He was transferred to Combat Logistics Regiment 45 as the site support Smyrna corpsman as a result of the Marine Corps force re-alignment order. He provided support to Personnel Retrieving and Processing Company and Food Service Company as the site corpsman.

He was then promoted to Chief Petty Officer in 2014 and reported to NOSC North Island as the medical department head. On December 11, 2017, he assumed the role as Force Corpsman for Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve overseeing medical aviation policies and programs for 7,000 service members attached to 30 operational commands across the globe.

On 17 October 2021, he assumed the duties as Inspector-Instructor Command Senior Enlisted Leader 4th Medical Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group San Diego, CA.

He has earned two warfare qualifications, Enlisted Fleet Marine Force and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist. He is a graduate of Air Force Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 2019-A (Flight 06), Executive Medical Department Course, and Reserve Senior Enlisted Management (RSEM) Course.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management, a Master’s in Public Health and a Master’s in Business Administration.

His personal awards include Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals (5) and various unit/service and campaign awards.