CTRCM(IW/SW) Eddy Mejias assumed the duties and responsibilities of Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) of Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station (IWTC CS) on May 4, 2014. He will relinquish CSEL responsibilities next week to CMDCM Joanne Gibson. For over three years, CTRCM Mejias served faithfully the office of Command Master Chief for over 500 staff and 30,000 students. He plans on retiring March 16, 2018 after a very fruitful 30 year career of dedicated service to the United States Navy. He plans on finishing his Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University and pursuing a career in ministerial social services in the Pensacola area. Master Chief Mejias biography follows:
CTRCM(SW) Eddy Mejias
Senior Enlisted Leader
Information Warfare Training Command
CTRCM(SW) Eddy Mejias was born in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1968. After graduating from high school in 1986, he entered the Navy in May 1988.
Following Recruit Training, Mejias completed basic Cryptologic Technician Collection (CTR) “A” school and reported to Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Clark (1989-1991), Republic of the Philippines, as a Direct Support Augmentee to the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) and was promoted to Cryptologic Technician Collection 3rd Class. His next duty station was NSGA Rota (1991-1993), Spain where he worked the High-Frequency Direction-Finding (HFDF) mission. Transferring as Second Class Petty Officer, Mejias, then worked the counter-drug mission at NSGA Key West (1993-1996) at the Cyptologic Shore Support Activity.
In May of 1996 Mejias reported for duty onboard USS Hue City (CG 66) (1996-1999) for a successful afloat tour that resulted in advancement to First Class Petty Officer, and he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare qualification and gained the leadership experience of being a leading petty officer (LPO) at sea. His follow on tour was to NSGA Fort Meade, Md., (1999-2002), where he excelled in the Russian Military Analysis Center (RMAC) and was promoted to Chief Petty Officer in 2000.
From 2002-2003, Mejias completed a tour as Operations Watch Chief for Special U.S. Liaison Activity (SUSLAK), South Korea Naval Security Group Detachment (NSGD) Seoul. He then transferred to NSGA/Navy Information Operations command (NIOC) Pensacola (2003-2007) where he established the watchfloor for cyber operations.
In 2007, he transferred to his second afloat tour onboard USS Lassen (DDG 82), forward deployed naval forces (FDNF) Yokosuka, Japan. Within two months of arriving he was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer and assumed duties as Operations Department Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO). Mejias led Lassen through Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), multiple bi-lateral and real-world operations, and three accelerated training cycles.
In June 2010, he reported to Naval Education Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Pensacola N3 (Navy Advancement Center) for duties as a Military Exam Writer for the Cryptologic rates. Promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer in May 2011, he assumed the duties of NETPDC Command Master Chief from April 2012 to October 2013 where he played a key role in shaping enlisted advancement plans and policies as well as executing three Navy-wide advancement cycles. On January 13, 2014, he reported for duty on board Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry station as the Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL) for N72. On April 14, 2014, he assumed the duties as the Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station Station SEL.
Master Chief Mejias’ personal awards include: the Meritorious Service Medal, (2) Joint Service Commendation Medals, (3) Navy Commendation Medals, (3) Navy Achievement Medals, and various service and campaign medals and ribbons.
Master Chief Mejias, Thank you for your service and leadership!