Command Master Chief Raquel C. Jeffers

Command Master Chief Raquel Jeffers, a native of Miami, Florida, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1990 under the Delayed Entry Program. She completed basic training at Recruit Training Command in Orlando, Florida, in October 1991, and graduated from Construction Electrician (CE) “A” School at Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) Port Hueneme, California, in March 1992. She earned an Associate of Arts in Electrical Mechanical Technology from Coastline Community College and a Bachelor of Science in History from Excelsior College. She is a graduate of the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course (Class 18010) and the U.S. Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy.
  
Her early operational assignments included U.S. Naval Facility Antigua, West Indies; Construction Battalion Unit 419, Orlando, Florida; Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, Gulfport, Mississippi, deploying to Guam, Korea, and Spain; Naval Construction Training Center, Gulfport, as assistant safety officer; and NMCB-133 again as leading petty officer for the CE shop, deploying to Spain, Guam, and Iraq.  Her mid-career tours were with NMCB-7, Gulfport, deploying to the Horn of Africa and Okinawa; Naval Construction Group 2, Gulfport, as the communication department leading chief petty officer; NMCB-74, Gulfport, as the senior enlisted leader (SEL) for Detachment Senegal, air detachment company chief, and headquarters company chief and SEL for Detachment Yokosuka and Atsugi; and Navy Manpower Analysis Center, Millington, Tennessee, as an analyst for code 40. 
 
After advancing to master chief petty officer in 2015, she served with NMCB-1, Gulfport, as the SEL for Detail Horn of Africa.  While assigned to Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 1, she was instrumental in the command achieving above average on three surface cargo and two air cargo companies under the new Optimized Fleet Response Plan.
 
Jeffers reported to NCTC Gulfport in November 2020 and currently serves as the command master chief.
 
Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various other campaign and unit awards. She is qualified as a master training specialist, Seabee combat warfare specialist, and expeditionary warfare specialist.

Last Updated: 16 March 2021

 
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