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Sandra Dyal

Master Chief Sandra Dyal was the sixth woman in the Navy’s history to serve as an aviation ordnanceman master chief. In 2013, she deployed with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 as the command senior enlisted leader during USS Harry S. Truman Strike Group 2013 deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2015, she reported to USS New York (LPD 21) as command master chief. The crew earned the 2016 Retention Excellence Award, the Commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic 2016 Battle Effectiveness Award, and the 2016 Commander, Naval Region Southeast Community Service Award, under her leadership. In 2017, she reported to USS America (LHA 6) as command master chief. She led the crew through its maintenance availability, a successful homeport shift to Sasebo, Japan, and was often lauded “Best on the Waterfront,” as America’s crew soared through certification phases. Master Chief Sandra Dyal is now assigned to Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 2, where she serves as the CMC (2023).

Last Updated: 29 March 2023



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