By Hendrick Dickson, MARMC Public Affairs Specialist

NORFOLK, VA (NSN) – A Waldorf, Maryland, native and Henry E. Lackey High School graduate was promoted to the rank of Navy chief petty officer. 

Navy Chief Ruben Casas is a hull technician assigned to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) in Norfolk, Virginia. He is responsible for planning, supervising, and performing tasks necessary for fabrication, installation, maintenance, and repair of shipboard structures, plumbing, sewage, and piping systems.

Chief Casas joins 16 other MARMC Sailors who earned their chief anchors, a milestone in a Sailor’s career and a prestigious tradition that goes back 126 years.

MARMC is home to more than 1,500 Sailors who provide surface ship maintenance, management, and oversight of private sector maintenance and fleet technical assistance to ships in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and support the 5th and 6th fleet areas of responsibilities.


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