Command Master Chief Ryan Strack enlisted in the Navy in June 1994 and attended Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. Upon completion of basic training, he attended Hospital Corpsman “A” School at the Naval School of Health Sciences in San Diego, CA with subsequent training at the Field Medical Service School at Camp Pendleton, CA in 1995.
His duty assignments include Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va.; VMFA-251, Marine Aircraft Group 31, Beaufort, SC; U.S.S. George Washington CVN-73; MWSS-273 Marine Aircraft Group 31 Beaufort, SC; 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC; Special Operations Training Group, II MEF, Camp Lejeune, NC; 8th Communication Battalion, II MEF (FWD); 1st Battalion, 14th Marines, Waterloo, IA; 5th Battalion, 14th Marines Task Force Military Police (FWD), Camp Fallujah, Iraq; Naval Air Reserve & Naval Operational Support Center Atlanta, Atlanta, GA; Commander Naval Air Forces Reserve, San Diego, CA.
His Command Senior Enlisted/ Command Master Chief Billets include: 4th Medical Battalion, San Diego, CA 2009-12; Naval Air Facility, Washington, D.C 2013-2016; Fleet Logistics Support Squadron – 53 2016-2017, Washington, D.C.
Master Chief Strack assumed his current duties as the Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North Command Master Chief in September 2017.
He has qualified as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, and Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (4 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6 awards), and numerous campaign medals and ribbons. His educational achievements include a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Care Management, and Licensed Practical Nursing certificate from the Cape Career and Technology Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Master Chief Strack completed U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy in 2009, Command Leadership School in 2013, and Executive Leadership Symposium in 2018.