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Captain Michael S. Feyedelem
Commanding Officer,
Training Support Center San Diego

Commanding Officer

CAPT Mike Feyedelem grew up in Norwalk, Ohio and graduated from Purdue University in 1989 with a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering. At sea, he served as Repair Division Officer and Damage Control Assistant aboard USS California (CGN 36); Combat Systems Officer on USS Kinkaid (DD 965) and Main Propulsion Assistant aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). He served as Executive Officer of USS Valley Forge (CG 50) where he completed a 7-month Arabian Gulf deployment in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, and a 3-month Counter-Narcotics deployment. As C5I Officer aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), CAPT Feyedelem completed a deployment that included Operation Unified Assistance following the devastating tsunamis off Indonesia and following the deployment served as Executive Officer for the last six months of his tour. As Commanding Officer of USS Porter (DDG 78), his crew earned the Battle “E”, CNO Safety Afloat Award, Golden Anchor Retention Award and was a Ney Food Service Award finalist. Porter conducted the first ever Second Fleet Irregular Warfare Training exercise, participated in Joint Warrior and deployed to the Horn of Africa. As Reactor Officer of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), he completed two Fifth Fleet deployments and the first ever media discharge of a CVN in San Diego. As Executive Officer of USS Makin Island (LHD 8), CAPT Feyedelem led the ship through the final stages of a 14 month PMA, an overlapping Basic Training Phase, workups and the start of the ship’s second deployment. CAPT Feyedelem completed a total of eight deployments.

Ashore, CAPT Feyedelem earned a Masters Degree with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School; served on the OPNAV staff as the Surface Nuclear Community Manager and Nuclear Program Diversity Director; and as the lead for the Unified Command Plan on the Joint Staff (J5) where he was selected as the J5 Action Officer of the Year. CAPT Feyedelem served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Amphibious Readiness (N46) on the Commander, Naval Surface Forces Pacific staff prior to his current assignment.

Lieutenant Commander Justin M. Santos
Executive Officer,
Training Support Center San Diego

Executive Officer

Lt. Cmdr. Justin Santos enlisted in the Navy in 1987. He completed basic training at Recruit Training Center Great Lakes, Illinois and Operations Specialist “A” School in Dam Neck, Virginia.

Santos served over 19 years at sea with eight ships and one destroyer squadron. Aboard USS Juneau (LPD 10) he participated in Operation Desert Shield/Storm and was part of the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup. He became an air intercept controller on USS Vincennes (CG 49) and was a plankowner and advanced to chief petty officer aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). In 2002, he was commissioned as an ensign during his tour aboard USS Ogden (LPD 5). He served as combat information center officer on USS Stethem (DDG 63) and as assistant operations officer aboard USS Makin Island (LHD 8).

Santos spent six years in Japan as part of the Navy’s forward-deployed forces, where he served as surface operations officer for Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, supporting exercise Invincible Spirit after the sinking of the Republic of Korea ship Cheonan; as air defense officer on USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63); and as assistant operations officer aboard USS Mustin (DDG 89).

His shore tours include service with Navy Recruiting District San Diego, California; Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee; and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific.

He reported as executive officer, Training Support Center San Diego in April 2018.

His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (nine awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and various campaign and service decorations.

Scott L. Trulove
Executive Director,
Training Support Center San Diego

Executive Director

Scott Trulove entered the U.S. Air Force in 1981 after graduating from high school. He completed basic training and Medical Administrative Technical School at Sheppard Air Force Base (AFB), Texas and was assigned as a medical administrative specialist at Griffiss AFB, Rome, New York. He completed his Associate in Applied Sciences in healthcare management from the Community College of the Air Force, and Bachelor of Science in human resources management from the New School for Social Research in New York. Trulove commissioned into the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps (MSC) in July 1989 and subsequently completed his master’s degree in operations management from the University of Arkansas in December 1995. As a naval MSC officer, Trulove served at Naval Hospital Millington, Naval Hospital Sigonella, Fleet Hospital Operations and Training Command, Naval Dental Center Camp Pendleton, and the Naval School of Health Sciences San Diego.

Trulove retired from active duty in August 2003 and began his civil service career in September 2003 as the director of Resources at the Naval School of Health Sciences, San Diego. During this assignment he assisted in the establishment of the Navy’s first Trauma Training Program at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center and numerous financial analysis initiatives that focused on the cost of training. In November 2006 Trulove became the executive director of the Training Support Center (TSC) San Diego. He is responsible for providing comprehensive training support to over 70,000 Sailors and 600 foreign military personnel in preparation for their service to the fleet. While at TSC, he completed the Department of Veterans Affairs Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program and earned a Master of Business Administration from Point Loma Nazarene University.

During his 36-year career, Trulove has received numerous awards, most notable being the Meritorious Civilian Service Award Medal, the Navy Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), the Meritorious Unit Commendation (2 awards), the National Defense Service Medal (one award), and the Armed Forces Service Medal.

CMDCM(AW/SW) Christopher D. Cline
Command Master Chief,
Training Support Center San Diego

Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief Christopher Cline, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, graduated from Van Horn High School in 1992 and immediately entered the U.S. Navy. He reported for basic training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois, on Dec. 7, 1992, and then completed airman apprenticeship training. Cline later earned an Associate and Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 157 Gold) and the 116th Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course. He is designated a specialist in aviation and surface warfare.

Cline’s early assignments include a tour with Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131, in Whidbey Island, Washington, and aboard USS Constellation (CV 64) as an aviation storekeeper. After changing his rating in 1997 to air traffic controller, he was assigned to Naval Air Station Whiting Field, in Milton, Florida, as a facility watch supervisor and then aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), deploying to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

In 2002, he became a Navy career counselor, serving with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 in Atsugi, Japan, aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63); aboard USS Dubuque (LPD 8), San Diego, California; and Navy Recruiting District St. Louis as a zone supervisor for the Kansas City, Missouri metropolitan area. After volunteering for a global support assignment to Naval Forward Headquarters Afghanistan, Cline served aboard USS Essex (LHD 2) in Sasebo, Japan, and after a crew hull swap, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), as deck department leading chief petty officer.

Following selection for the Command Senior Chief program, he served with Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Crew 201 and then as command master chief aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42).

He is currently serving as the command master chief for Training Support Center San Diego.

Cline’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (one award), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards).