Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

 

Naval Submarine Support Command

NSSC Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor, HI

Command Master Chief Wade M. Tandberg

Command Master Chief

Master Chief Tandberg is a native of Renton, WA.  He joined the Navy and reported to Recruit Training Command Great Lakes for Basic Training in March 1989, with follow on training at Basic Enlisted Submarine School at Naval Submarine School, Fire Control Technician Guns (FTG) "A" School, and FTG "C" School.

Following FTG "C" School he reported to his first submarine USS ALABAMA (SSBN 731 BLUE) homeported in Bangor, WA.  During his tour aboard USS ALABAMA he earned his Enlisted Submarine Dolphins and advanced to Second Class Petty Officer.

He reported to Trident Training Facility Bangor, WA as an instructor where he taught FTG "C" School and Attack Center trainers.  He was advanced to First Class Petty Officer.

He reported to USS MICHIGAN (SSBN 727 BLUE) homeported in Bangor, WA as Fire Control Division Leading Petty Officer where he completed numerous Strategic Deterrent Patrols, qualified Diving Officer of the Watch, and was selected to Chief Petty Officer.

As a new Chief Petty Officer he completed Advanced Network Analyst school and reported aboard USS COLUMBUS (SSN 692) in May 2001 serving as Command Network Administrator.  While aboard he served as Fire Control Division and Combat Systems Department Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO) and completed two Western Pacific Deployments.

In May 2005, he reported aboard USS BREMERTON (SSN 698) homeported in Pearl Harbor, HI as the Command Network Administrator.  While aboard USS$nbsp;BREMERTON he qualified as Duty Officer and was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer.

In May 2008, he was assigned to Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet as Fleet Network and Network Security support LCPO.  He was soon selected to serve as the N6 directorate Senior Enlisted Leader.  He volunteered for an Individual Augmentation (IA) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom deploying September 2009 and returning January 2011.  While deployed, he served as the Assistant Officer in Charge of Forward Operating Locations in Uganda and Kenya in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, where he was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.  After returning to his post as N6 Senior Enlisted Leader, he completed qualifications for Chief of the Boat.

In March 2012 he was selected to serve as Chief of the Boat for the USS BREMERTON (SSN 698) "Bad Fish".

In May 2015 he was assigned as the Command Master Chief of Naval Submarine Support Command Pearl Harbor, HI.

Master Chief Tandberg is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy and the Command Master Chief Course.  His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3), the Navy Achievement Medal (4), and numerous campaign and unit citations.

 


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