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NEWS | May 10, 2021

CNRFC CMDCM Announcement Message

By Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs


It is my distinct pleasure to congratulate Command Master Chief Nicole C. Rios on her selection to become the next Command Master Chief for Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command later this summer. 

Rios will be joining our team at a critical point in our Reserve Force’s transformation. As we move our force away from the War on Terrorism to one that delivers strategic depth in today’s Great Power Competition, we will need strong leaders like her to help us execute our mission, ensure the success of the Navy Reserve Fighting Instructions, and take care of our Sailors. 

She will have big shoes to fill. Command Master Chief Tracy L. Hunt has truly reinforced our mission and vision of developing leaders and Sailors throughout his entire tour, and I look forward to seeing him become our next Navy Reserve Force Master Chief later this year.   

Command Master Chief Rios, a native of Springfield, Mass., comes to CNRFC from Maritime Expeditionary Security Group One, San Diego, Calif. She has served at Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Six Two, Brunswick, Maine; Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron Twelve, Williamsburg, Va.; Naval Reserve Readiness Command Region Thirteen, Great Lakes, Ill.; Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center Providence, R.I.; Naval Air Station Atlanta, Ga.; Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.; and CNRFC, Norfolk, Va. Her Command Master Chief tours include Navy Operational Support Center Ventura County, CA, and MESG-1.  

With the additional expertise, experience, and unique perspectives that Command Master Chief Rios will bring to the table, there is no limit to the things our Navy Reserve can achieve.  

Welcome Aboard Master Chief! 

Rear Adm. John Schommer,
Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command 
Deputy Commander, Navy Reserve Force