Master Chief Tabura was born and raised in Waianae, Hawaii. He is married to his lovely wife Noemi and they have two children. Master Chief Tabura enlisted into the U.S. Navy on December 7, 1997 and subsequently completed Recruit Training at Greatlakes, IL, Hospital Corpsman A-School Greatlakes, IL, and Field Medical Service School at Camp Pendleton, Ca.
Master Chief Tabura’s sea duty assignments include 9th Engineer Support Battalion, Brigade Service Support Group-1, Combat Service Support Group-1, Combat Logistics Group 17, 1st Marine Division, and USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT CVN-71.
Master Chief Tabura has deployed in support of operations in South Korea, 3rd Fleet, 7th Fleet, and 5th Fleet, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, and OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE.
Master Chief Tabura’s shore assignments include Branch Medical Clinic Kingsville, TX, Naval Hospital Corps School Great Lakes, IL, Navy Medicine West San Diego, CA, and Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps, Washington D.C. where he currently serves as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to The Medical Officer (TMO) of the Marine Corps.
Master Chief Tabura is a qualified Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Information Warfare Specialist, and Master Trainer Specialist.
Master Chief Tabura’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (third award), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (fifth Award), the Combat Action Ribbon, and several other awards. He is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 171) Blue Group, and the Command Master Chief/ Chief of the Boat Course (Class 191).