Command Master Chief Igor F. Vargas, born in Bonao, Dominican Republic and raised in the Bronx, New York, joined the Navy in 1991 and graduated Aviation Structural Mechanic (Hydraulics) “A” School; Command Master Chief Course; and the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy. He is a qualified information warfare, surface warfare, air warfare and master training specialist.
Additionally, he was named Naval Education and Training Command’s 2007 Senior Enlisted Instructor of the Year, and he earned his airframe and power plants certification from the Federal Aviation Administration in 1994. He was initiated as a chief petty officer in 2004, selected for the Command Senior Chief program in 2012 and selected for command master chief in 2014.
Vargas’ assignments include Fleet Composite Squadron (VC) 8; Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadrons (HS) 1, 5, 14 and 15; Navy Recruiting Command; Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois; and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 9.
At the command triad level, he served as the command senior chief for Transient Personnel Unit Great Lakes, Illinois and USS Chief (MCM 14). He also served as the command master chief aboard USS Gladiator (MCM 11) and for Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Bahrain.
He is currently the Center for Information Warfare Training Command Master Chief onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station, Florida.
His decorations include several personal awards and various campaign, unit, and service awards.
Last Updated: 4 September 2020