Command Master Chief Daniel Field was born in San Jose, California, and enlisted in the Navy on March 3, 1992. After graduating boot camp, he attended Hospital Corpsman (HM) “A” School in San Diego, California. His following duty stations as a general duty corpsman were Naval Hospital San Diego and 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, where he served with three separate infantry units. In September 1998, upon his promotion to HM2, he transferred to Clinical Support BMC Naval Station as leading petty officer.
He reported to Naval School of Health Sciences San Diego for Surface Independent Duty Corpsman School in July 2000. Upon graduating, his assignments included the USS Constellation (CV 64), 3rd Marine Air Wing, Marine Air Control Group 38, MCAS Miramar, USS Thatch (FFG 43), USS Milius (DDG 69), Afloat Training Group Pacific, USS Comstock (LSD 45) as medical departmental leading chief petty officer, and Naval Medical Center San Diego, where he was promoted to master chief.
In 2014, Master Chief Field was selected as Command Master Chief (CMDCM). His tours include Naval Medical Center San Diego, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW), Camp Foster, Okinawa, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) at Naval Air Facility Atsugi with a homeport shift to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni (MCASI) while being deployed in support of U.S. Seventh Fleet operations and multiple detachments throughout the Pacific Theater. In 2019, Master Chief Field was selected as Amphibious Force U.S. Seventh Fleet, Expeditionary Strike Group 7/Task Force 76 Command Master Chief in Sasebo, Japan. He was responsible for 17 subordinate operational commands and over 4,500 Sailors and Marines.
CMDCM Field currently serves as U. S. Seventh Fleet Command Master Chief in Yokosuka, Japan, supporting at any given time 50-70 ships and submarines, 150 aircraft, and more than 27,000 Sailors and Marines.
Master Chief Field’s personal achievements and awards include: Graduate Naval War College Senior Enlisted Academy #170, CMC/COB Course 2014, Naval Postgraduate School’s Navy Senior Leader Seminar (NSLS), MCPON Executive Leadership Symposium, Enlisted Surface Warfare, Enlisted Aviation Warfare, Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare, Afloat Training Specialist, Master Training Specialist, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4), and numerous unit and campaign awards.