Command Master Chief Teresa E. Carrol-Gillis
UNITED STATES NAVY
A native of San Diego, CA, Master Chief Carroll enlisted under the delayed entry program in July 1975 and completed basic training at Recruit Training Command Orlando, FL in November 1975.
While on active duty, Master Chief Carroll’s Commands included Naval Alcohol Rehabilitation Center (as staff) in Jacksonville FL, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group Pacific in San Diego, CA where she rose to the rank of Aviation Storekeeper Second Class, and Naval Station Rota Spain. Upon leaving Spain she attended a sixteen week course at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, before transferring to the Organizational Effectiveness Center Mayport, FL and Patrol Reconnaissance Wing Eleven (CPRW-11) at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL. She ended her service on active duty in March 1988 and entered employment with the Department of the Navy Federal Civil Service as a Budget Analyst and Budget Officer.
Enlisting with the Navy Reserves in December 1988, Master Chief Carroll served with CPRW-11 Advance Based Mobile Maintenance Facility Alpha, Jacksonville, FL where she was selected to the rank of Chief Petty Officer; Naval Aviation Logistic Command Southwest Asia, Bahrain for Operation Desert Storm, USS JOHN F KENNEDY (CV-67) reserve unit Mayport, FL where she was selected to the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer in 2001. Then she served as the Senior Enlisted Leader of Harbor Defense Command One One Zero (HDC110) San Diego, CA deploying with the unit to Kuwait in June 2003. Upon her return she attended and graduated from the Senior Enlisted Academy and Command Master Chief Course in Newport, RI in October 2004. She then transferred to Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron Three Three (NCWRON33) in preparation for unit mobilization and her second deployment to Kuwait for Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom in February 2005. Soon after her return she was selected for a one year IA assignment as the Command Master Chief for Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Africa from June 2006 to May 2007.
After obtaining a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business Administration in 1998, she was accepted into the Acquisition Intern Program and completed her Federal Civil Service while employed by the Naval Space and Warfare Systems Command in December 2002. Then she was recruited by the Oregon Employment Department as a Field Office Manager until her return to active duty component in September 2007.
Upon her return to active duty, she was assigned as Command Master Chief for Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light Four Seven (HSL47) completing a successful WESPAC, OIF/OEF eight month deployment as part of the Carrier Strike Group Nine battle group on the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN72). She then led Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven Seven (HSM77) through a successful transition to the SH60R aircraft preparing them for the 2010 deployment. She then was assigned as the Command Master Chief of the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest where she had earned her Masters degree in Business Administration through San Diego State University in June 2011. Master Chief Carroll-Gillis was selected and assigned as the Command Master Chief for Deputy Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet in January 2013 with a successful tour ending in September 2015. She is now currently is assigned to Patrol Squadron Four, leading them through a successful six month deployment, followed by homeport change from Kaneohe Bay, HI to Whidbey Island, WA and a successful transition from P-3 to P-8. She married in Hawaii and is now joined in Washington with her spouse Kalynn Carroll-Gillis.
Master Chief Carroll capitalized on her prior sea service qualifying as a Damage Control Training Team member for the USS JOHN F KENNEDY (CV67), Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and re-qualifying for Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist in the H60 platform. Her awards include the Meritorious Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (four awards), Battle “E” (three awards) while a CMC at HSM77 and various other service and unit awards.