Command Master Chief 

Guardians of the Southwest

Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Dioquino

Master Chief Michael Dioquino enlisted at Recruiting Office Riverside, CA in 1995. After completing recruit training in Cape May, NJ, he was assigned to CGC ANACAPA (WPB 1335) in Petersburg, AK. He then attended Machinery Technician (MK) A-School in Yorktown, VA and was advanced to MK3. He was subsequently assigned to CGC RUSH (WHEC 723), homeported in Honolulu, HI where he advanced to MK2. He was then assigned to Naval Engineering Support Unit (NESU) Honolulu. Following NESU, he was assigned to Station Tillamook Bay, OR where he advanced to MK1. He was then assigned to CGC MORGENTHAU (WHEC 722) homeported in Alameda, CA. Returning to Oregon, he was assigned to Station Coos Bay where he served as AEPO. Being selected for recruiting duty, he was assigned to RO Tacoma, WA where he advanced to MKC and was assigned as Recruiter in Charge of RO San Francisco in Alameda, CA. He was then assigned to his first EPO tour at Station South Padre Island, TX where he advanced to MKCS. He then served as EPO and Unit Silver Badge of MSST 91105 in Alameda, CA. He was again selected for special assignments as a Regional Supervisor at Coast Guard Recruiting Command in Washington, DC. He advanced to Master Chief and was selected as the Command Master Chief for Sector San Diego, CA.

Master Chief Dioquino’s awards include 3 Coast Guard Commendation medals, 3 Coast Guard Achievement medals, 3 Commandant’s Letter of Commendation and several unit commendations and service medals.

He has earned the Permanent Cutterman, Advanced Boat Forces, and Collateral Duty Silver Badge insignias. Master Chief Dioquino is a graduate of Chief Petty Officer Academy Class 156 and the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course. Currently attending American Military University to earn a degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

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