CMDCM (SS) Nicholas Wallace
Command Master Chief
Command Master Chief Nicholas Wallace is a native of Glenwood, Illinois and reported to Recruit Training Command Great Lakes in June 1998. He began his career after completing Basic Enlisted Submarine School and Machinist Mate “A” School in Groton, Connecticut. His first duty assignment was on board USS PARCHE (SSN 683) in Bangor, Washington. During this tour, he qualified in submarines and completed two missions vital to national security. In March of 2001, he split tour to USS ALASKA (SSBN 732)(GOLD) and helped complete its conversion from C4 to D5 Strategic Missile System and completed several strategic deployments with them.
In May of 2004, he reported to Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois, as a Recruit Division Commander. There he trained eight divisions transforming civilians into Sailors. During this tour he completed his certification as Master Training Specialist and was also awarded the Recruit Division Commander of the Year for 2006. He was selected to Chief Petty Officer in 2007. In October 2007, Master Chief Wallace reported to Submarine Development Squadron FIVE Detachment Undersea Research and Developments in Bangor, Washington. As the Leading Mission Auxiliary Chief he deployed and completed two missions vital to national security onboard USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23). He was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2010 and transferred to the USS OHIO (SSGN 726)(BLUE) as the Auxiliary Division Leading Chief. There he completed numerous SSGN deployment cycles and missions in support of Naval Special Warfare.
Upon graduating the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy and Chief of the Boat/Command Master Chief course in February 2013, he reported as the Chief of the Boat onboard USS CONNECTICUT (SSN 22). During his tour he advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer and in February of 2014 transferred to USS SEAWOLF (SSN 21) as the Chief of the Boat. Onboard SEAWOLF he completed a United States European Command deployment as well as two arctic deployments and surfacing at the North Pole. While onboard, SEAWOLF was awarded the 2014 and 2015 Battle Efficiency “E” Award. He was selected into the Command Master Chief program in February of 2016 and transferred to TRIDENT Training Facility, Bangor, Washington. Here he was responsible for Tactical, Navigation, Engineering and Strategic Weapons training to 23 Pacific Northwest submarine crews, two aircraft carriers, and a remote learning site for Integrated Undersea Surveillance Systems. In 2018 he transferred to be the Command Master Chief of Submarine Development Squadron 5. Here he focused on the maintenance and operation of 3 assigned SEAWOLF Class attack submarines, submersibles, and the Navy's Ocean Engineering system as well as serve as the tactical development authority for SUVs, UUVs, Undersea Acoustic Arrays, and Arctic Warfare. During this tour he was selected to serve as the Command Master Chief on USS EMORY S. LAND.
Command Master Chief Wallace is a graduate of the National Defense University Keystone Course 17-2 and is authorized to wear the Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (seven awards), and various unit and campaign citations.