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CSCS(SW) Abelardo G. Dripps

Past Senior Enlisted Leader, Commander Mine Division 12

24 March 2021
CSCS(SW) Abelardo G. Dripps
CSCS(SW) Abelardo G. Dripps
CSCS(SW) Abelardo G. Dripps
CSCS(SW) Abelardo G. Dripps
CSCS(SW) Abelardo G. Dripps
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VIRIN: 210324-N-N0831-0002
Command Senior Chief Abelardo G. Dripps, a native of Sorsogon, Philippines, enlisted in the Navy in September 1999.  Following completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL he reported to Mess Specialist “A” School in San Antonio, TX.  
His early assignments include a tour aboard USS Simpson (FFG 56) from 2000 to 2003, Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport, FL from 2003 to 2006. He terminated his shore duty early, reported to USS Doyle (FFG 39) in 2006 to 2010.  In 2010 he was selected as a Chief Petty Officer.
He was then selected and assigned to the Presidential Food Service Unit at the White House from 2010 to 2013 as the POTUS travel Lead and Kitchen Expedited Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO). After a successful tour, he then transferred back to Sea duty in 2013, aboard USS Vicksburg (CG 69) as the Department LCPO for Supply. The following year he was selected for Senior Chief (2014). Following his tour on the Vicksburg, he transferred to Fort McHenry (LSD 43) as the Supply and Medical Department LCPO, from 2016 to 2019.
In 2019, he was assigned to Commander, Mine Countermeasures Squadron THREE as the Immediate Superior in Command (ISIC) and Leading Chief Petty Officer for Food Services and ISIC CMEO. 
His current assignment is Supply Department LCPO and the Supply officer and Senior Enlisted Leader for Commander, Mine Division TWELVE (COMMINEDIV TWELVE). 
His personal decorations and awards include the, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Seven awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), (Eight times) CAPT F. NEY Award Nominee and Four times recipient winner.

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