Huntington Beach sailor serves aboard USS Bataan

United States Navy Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Michael Chavez. Photo courtesy of Navy Office of Community Outreach.

Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Michael Chavez, from Huntington Beach, Calif., smiles for a photo aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Chavez is a 2004 American Fork High School graduate and has been serving in the Navy for 12 years. As an intelligence specialist Chavez provides timely and accurate intelligence reports to commanders while temporarily assigned to Commander, Amphibious Squadron (CPR) 8.

Bataan and the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group are now deployed in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

This article was released by the Navy Office of Community Outreach.