Charles Bond
Sr. Vice Commander - Navy

CHARLES "CHUCK” BOND

Command Master Chief

United States Navy (Retired)


Chuck Bond was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico, and moved to the United States in 1976.  He grew up in Tucson, Arizona, graduating from Tucson High School in 1983.  He reported to recruit basic training at Great Lakes, IL, in September 1983.  After boot camp, he completed Hospital Corpsman "A” School and Field Medical Service School (FMSS).  His first duty assignment was at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA.  Other shore duty assignments include Branch Medical Clinic, NAF El Centro, CA, and Afloat Training Group Western Pacific, Yokosuka, Japan.


His sea duty assignments include USS STERETT (CG 31) Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines; 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines, Kaneohe Bay, HI; USS CURTS (FFG 38), Yokosuka, Japan; Commander Destroyer Squadron FIFTEEN, Yokosuka, Japan; and USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19), Yokosuka, Japan.  During his tours in Japan, he joined the John C. Parker Memorial VFW Post #1054 becoming a Lifetime Member.


He was selected to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in 1993 (Class 100), to the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer in 1999, and to the Command Master Chief Program in 2005.


In March 2006, he reported to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 at NAS Whidbey Island, WA.  While assigned as the Wizards’ CMC, the command earned two Battle "E” awards and two Commander Electronic Attack Wing Maintenance "Golden Wrench” awards while completing three arduous deployments to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.  In addition, the command earned their first Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS) Pennant and maintained 100% qualification during his entire tour.


On 1 April 2009, he reported to USS SHOUP (DDG 86) at NS Everett, WA.  While assigned to SHOUP, the command earned a Battle "E” award, the Golden Anchor award for retention excellence, and completed a deployment with the ABRAHAM LINCOLN Battle Group.  During this deployment, SHOUP spent over two months in the Somali Basin and attended eleven Theater Security Cooperation Events in the FIFTH, SIXTH, and SEVENTH Fleets, including a Christmas visit to Haifa, Israel, and the 2011 Avalon Air Show in Melbourne, Australia.


On 1 April 2011, he assumed the duties as CMC of Fleet Readiness Center Northwest leading over 870 Sailors across five shore/sea UICs.   While assigned to FRCNW, the command has earned three consecutive Golden Anchor Awards for retention excellence, three "Outstanding” scores on the ISIC Career Development Program Reviews, and achieved a 2013 Naval Air Forces Aviation Maintenance Inspection grade of 38 "on-track programs” and ZERO "off-track programs”  In addition, the command earned the Whidbey Green Seal certification for environmental sustainability efforts!


Command Master Chief Bond qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) on December 7th, 1987, aboard USS STERETT (CG 31).  He was assigned the Fleet Marine Force (FMF) designator in 1991 during Operation Desert STORM while serving in combat with the First Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF).  And he qualified as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS) 04 July 2006 while assigned to VAQ-133.  He is a "Top Graduate” of the Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman School (SFIDC), he attended the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 122 - Brown), and he completed the CMC/COB Course (Class 24).  He holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Columbia University of Missouri and a Master Degree from the University of Southern California (USC)’s School of Social Work.   


His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), the Combat Action Ribbon, and other unit and campaign awards to include the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.


He is married to the former Gerlie Deleón Mamaril from Las Pinas, Philippines, and resides in Oak Harbor, WA.  He retired from the United States Navy October 1, 2013, after more than 30 years of faithful and honorable service.  


After moving to Whidbey Island, Chuck transferred his Lifetime Membership to the Whitehead-Muzzall VFW Post #7392 since 2014 he continues to serve as its Service Officer.  He was the recipient of VFW Washington State Department Humanitarian Service Award in 2017-2018 and was installed as its Junior Vice Commander in 2020.