Master Chief Aviation Support Equipment Technician Paul D. Sandiford

Master Chief Aviation Support Equipment Technician Sandiford, a native of Georgetown, Guyana, immigrated to the United States with his family in 1988. After graduating high school in New York City, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1992. Upon completion of recruit training in October 1992 at Great Lakes, Illinois, he attended Aviation Support Equipment Technician (AS) “A” School at Naval Air Technical Training Center in Millington, Tennessee. He is qualified as an aviation and surface warfare specialist.

At sea, he served aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), homeported at San Diego, California, where he completed a five-year tour with numerous deployments; as a work center supervisor aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65), with numerous deployments to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility; and as the IM-4 leading chief petty officer and later the quality assurance supervisor with Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Yokosuka, Japan aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73).

His shore tours include service at Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department North Island, San Diego; Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, for duty as a Recruit Division Commander, where he was selected for chief petty officer and trained 11 divisions; and Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee, as the AS rating detailer, where he was selected for Master Chief Petty Officer.

Sandiford transferred to the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Jacksonville in May 2018 and currently serves as senior enlisted leader.

His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation and numerous other personal and unit awards.

 

Last Updated: 14 October 2020

 
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