Dennis is a 30 year Retired Command Master Chief in the United States Navy. By law, only one percent of the enlisted force in the US Navy can be a Master Chief Petty Officer. Of that top one percent, less than one quarter are selected for an active Command. As Command Master Chief, Dennis was one of the few in the entire US Navy to oversee and be responsible for approximately 5,000 naval personnel. Dennis was a Command Master Chief for over 13 years of service until his retirement in January of 2009. As a Command Master Chief, he had command of the following Commands: VFA-131, a fixed wing fighter attack squadron that deployed onboard the Aircraft Carrier John C. Stennis; Commander Sea Control Wing Atlantic Fleet, responsible for readiness, training, administration and maintenance support for five Atlantic Fleet Squadrons, over 50 aircraft and 3,000 military and civilian personnel; VP-16, Maritime Patrol Squadron, nine aircraft, over 420 sailors; and, Command Master Chief, Naval Hospital Jacksonville, FL. Dennis also supervised Naval Medical facilities in Georgia and Florida as well as the detainee hospital in Guantanamo Bay Cuba with over 2,500 military and civilian personnel.
Dennis earned a Bachelor's degree in Workforce Education, Training and Development in 2006 and then went on to receive his Master's in Health and Administration at Webster University in 2007.
Dennis's honors and awards include Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist; Naval Aircrewman and Master Training Specialist. He has numerous Awards to add to these honors including: Meritorious Service Medal (x2); Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (x4); Navy Achievement Medal (x3); Navy Battle E (x3); Armed Forces Service Medal (Haiti); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (Enduring Freedom); Armed Forces Service Medal (Operation Joint Guardian); Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (x9); Kosovo Campaign Medal; Meritorious Unit Commendation (x3); NATO Medal (x3); Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon; Navy Good Conduct Medal (x9); Arctic Service Medal; National Defense Medal (x2); Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (x3); Kuwait Liberation Medal; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Navy Unit Commendation; Southwest Asia Service Medal; Navy Expert Rifle Medal; and, Navy Expert Pistol Medal.
Dennis was Potentate of the Morocco Shriners in 2013, (CEO) of Northeast FL Shriners. He had jurisdiction throughout seventeen northeast Florida counties, and the 10th largest of 195 chapters in and across North America, South America, Europe and Southeast Asia. The Morocco Shriners, with over 4,000 members contribute and raise funds to support the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children that provide expert specialized care to children with orthopedic problems, spinal cord, burn injuries, and cleft lip and palates. He was also an active member of the Masonic Lodge, and other service organizations.
Dennis's involvement has also had a positive impact on the community of the Oakfield-Alabama school district as he is a member of the Oakfield Hiram G. Luhman American Legion Post 626. His loyalty goes above and beyond the depths of his own community. Dennis is also President and Owner of Green's Inlet, a Florida-based corporation involving residential and commercial property holding, repair and rental.
He resides in Middleburg, Florida.