Command Master Chief Tyler is a native of Oakland, California. He graduated Will C. Wood High School in May 1999 and entered the United States Navy. He attended Basic Training in Great Lakes, Illinois followed by Hospital Corpsman “A” School in Great Lakes, Illinois and Field Medical Training “C” School in Camp Pendleton, California.
His sea duty assignments include: 1st Marine Logistics Group, embarked onboard the USS TARAWA (LHA-1), deployed to Iraq (OEF-1) for combat operations. Second Battalion, Third Marines, deployed to northeast Afghanistan, Kunar Province (OEF) for combat operations.
1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan (OEF 10-1) for counter-IED, route clearance and combat operations. He redeployed (OEF 10-2) for combat operations to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. III Marine Expeditionary Force, forward deployed on Okinawa, Japan and USS PIONEER (MCM 9), Forward Deployed Naval Forces – Japan (FDNF-J).
Command Master Chief Tyler was selected for the Command Senior Enlisted Leader Program in 2017. He is an honor graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (Khaki, 199) and completed the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course (Class 182). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management degree and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration degree from Trident University International.
His Command Senior Enlisted Leader assignments include USS PIONEER (MCM 9) and currently serving as the Command Master Chief of USS GERMANTOWN (LSD-42).
Command Master Chief Tyler earned the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Army Achievement Medal and various unit and campaign awards. He is a Master Training Specialist and qualified as Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (SW), Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist (FMF) and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (AW).