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CAPT Zaldy M. Valenzuela, USN

Commanding Officer | SRF-JRMC

Captain Zaldy Valenzuela is a native of Bremerton, Washington. He attended the University of San Diego, graduated with Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and was Commissioned in 1999. He earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California in 2005. He earned a postgraduate certificate in Data Analytics and Cloud Computing from the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business in 2023.

His operational tours include Electrical Division Officer on USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), Assistant Operations Officer on USS Denver (LPD 9), and Combat and Communications Systems Officer on USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).

His Engineering Duty Officer (EDO) assignments include Ship Superintendent and Carrier Type Desk Officer at Ship Repair Facility-Japan Regional Maintenance Center; Integration Platform Manager (IPM) for DDG 1000 at PEO C4I, Assistant Program Manager (APM) for Commercial Broadband Satellite Program (CBSP) and Navy Senior Leadership Communication Aircraft (NSLCA) at PEO C4I; Engineering Duty Officer Detailer at Navy Personnel Command; Officer in Charge at SPAWAR Systems Facility, Yokosuka, Japan; Assistant Program Manager for the Naval Operational Business Logistics Enterprise (NOBLE) Family of Systems at PEO C4I; Deputy Program Manager for the Navy Maritime Maintenance System – Technical Refresh (NMMES-TR) at NAVSEA 04/PEO EIS; and Director of Fleet Introduction at PEO Aircraft Carriers.

His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3 Awards), Navy Commendation Medal (2 Awards), Navy Achievement Medal (2 Awards) and various service and campaign awards. He is married to the former Joanna Ellis and has three children, Zachary, Jacob, and Abigail. 





USSボノム・リシャール(LHD 6)の電気ディビジョンオフィサー、USSデンバー(LPD 9)のアシスタントオペレーションオフィサー、USSブルー・リッジ(LCC 19)の戦闘&通信システムオフィサーなどで、オペレーションに携わった。

エンジニアリング・デューティー・オフィサー(EDO)として米海軍横須賀艦船修理廠及び日本地区造修統括本部のシップサプト及び空母タイプデスクオフィサー、PEO C4IのDDG1000の統合プラットフォーム・マネージャー(IPM)、PEO C4Iのコマーシャルブロードバンド衛星プログラム(CBSP)と海軍上級幹部通信飛行機(NSLCA)のアシスタントプログラムマネージャー(APM);エンジニアリング・デューティー・オフィサーディテイラーとして海軍人事司令部;分所長として、横須賀SPAWARシステム司令部;アシスタントプログラムマネージャーとしてPEO C4Iの海軍オペレーショナル・ビジネスロジスティックス・エンタープライズ(NOBLE)ファミリー・オブ・システムズ;デピュティープログラムマネージャーとして海軍海洋メンテナンスシステム – NAVSEA04/PEO EISのテクニカルリフレッシュ(NMMES-TR)及び空母PEOのフリートイントロダクションディレクターなどを歴任した。


CDR Art K. Palalay, USN

Deputy Commander | SRF-JRMC

Commander ART K Palalay

CDR Art Palalay entered the Navy via the Delayed Entry Program in June 1993 and attended Boot Camp at Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois.

Following Boot Camp graduation, he reported to Service School Command at Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois and completed his required new accession apprenticeship training as a Gas Turbine Systems Mechanic (GSM) and graduated with distinction. 

His assignments on sea duty as an enlisted Sailor include USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52), USS PRINCETON (CG 59), USS CHANCELLORSVILLE (CG 62) and USS VINCENNES (CG 49) with multiple deployments through Fifth (5th) and Seventh (7th) Fleet area of operations.

Palalay was advanced to Chief Petty officer in 2003 on board USS VINCENNES (CG 49). He was selected as a Limited Duty Officer and commissioned as an ENSIGN in March of 2006.

At sea, Palalay’s commissioned assignments include Assistant Chief Engineer (ACE) and Ship’s Maintenance and Material Officer (SMMO) on board USS CHOSIN (CG-65) from 2006 to 2009; Auxiliaries Officer and Boiler’s Officer on board USS ESSEX (LHD 2) from 2009 to 2011; Main Propulsion Assistant and Chief Engineer on board USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) from 2012 to 2016; Main Propulsion Assistant and Chief Engineer onboard USS BOXER (LHD 4) from 2017 to 2020. 

Ashore, Palalay served as Officer In Charge (OIC) for Center for Naval Engineering (CNE) San Diego from 2011 to 2012; Surface Engineering Limited Duty and Chief Warrant Officer Detailer at Navy Personnel Command (NPC) from 2016 to 2017 and Readiness Officer at Commander Naval Surface Forces Pacific (CNSP) from 2020 to 2023; Executive Officer at U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) from 2023 to present. 

Palalay graduated from the Trident International University with a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Leadership. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy Achievement Medal (five awards), the Good Conduct Medal (four awards) and a variety of unit and campaign awards. 










CDR Brian K. Ryglowski, USN

Sasebo Detachment Officer in Charge | SRF-JRMC

Commander Brian Ryglowski was born and raised in Lake Villa, Illinois and graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Systems Engineering.

After commissioning in 2003, he served onboard the USS RUSSELL (DDG 59) as the Ordnance Officer, Electronic Warfare Officer, and Deck Division Officer. In 2006, he was assigned to the USS CHOSIN (CG 65) as Main Propulsion Assistant and at the end of his tour transferred to the Engineering Duty Officer (EDO) community in 2007. CDR Ryglowski attended Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA from 2008 through 2009, where he earned a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialty in ship design.

Served EDO tours include the following: Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY&IMF) on the USS KEY WEST (SSN 722) Engineered Overhaul assignment to the Naval Reactors Representative Office, and successful completion of the EDO Dolphin program; Patrol Coastal Squadron ONE Maintenance Officer in Manama, Bahrain; Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet as the Submarine Depot Budget and Scheduling Officer; PHNSY&IMF Hawaii Regional Maintenance Center Corporate Operations Division Head; and PHNSY&IMF Fleet Maintenance Activity (Submarines) Repair Officer.

CDR Ryglowski is authorized to wear the Navy Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various campaign and unit citations.

He is married to Kymberly Pine from the town of Pūpūkea on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.  Together they have one daughter, Alionora (Allie).

Interests include functional fitness and StrongFirst kettlebell training, outdoor ocean sports, theology, astronomy, religious education, and craft brewing.





2003年に士官に任官後、USSラッセル(DDG 59)にて、兵器整備士官、電子戦士官、甲板ディビジョン士官として勤務した。年にはカリフォルニア州モントレーの米海軍大学院で学び、船舶設計を専門とする機械工学の理学修士号を取得した。2009年から2008)に転任した。EDO年に技術専任士官(以下2007)で主推進アシスタントに就き、そしてこの艦船から配置換えとなる直前のCG 65チョーシン(USS年には2006 

艦隊メンテナンス部隊(潜水艦)修理士官など。PHNSY&IMFハワイ地区造修統括本部コーポレートオペレーションディビジョンヘッド;及びPHNSY&IMFドルフィンプログラムの成功裏な修了;バーレーンのマナーマにて第一哨戒沿岸部隊の整備士官;太平洋艦隊潜水艦隊司令にて潜水艦デポ予算及びスケジュール士官;EDO)のオーバーホール任務のエンジニアリング、SSN 722キーウェスト(USS)において、海軍原子炉代表オフィスに対するPHNSY&IMFとして次の任務に就いた:パールハーバー海軍工廠及び中間保守施設(以下EDO




CMDCM Thomas D. Howell, USN

Command Master Chief | SRF-JRMC

Command Master Chief Howell hails from Winnfield, LA and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July 2001.  After completing Boot Camp at RTC Great Lakes, he attended Personnelman “A” School in Meridian, MS.  His first duty assignment was on USS Essex (LHD 2) in Sasebo, Japan where he served as the Personnel Leading Petty Officer and completed a nine-month deployment to the Northern Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

His subsequent tours include Navy Personnel Command in Millington, TN where he served as the ITEMPO and CSB/REDUX program manager for the Navy and was advanced to Chief Petty Officer; Strike Fighter Squadron ONE ZERO TWO, where he served as the Administrative Department LCPO and was awarded the Senior Enlisted Leadership Award; USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), where he served as the Executive Department LCPO, stood watch as Anti-Surface Warfare Coordinator (ASUWC), and was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer; and Commander, Navy Region Hawaii where he served as the Regional Program Director for Navy Wounded Warrior, and as the Region Command Master Chief.

Command Master Chief Howell reported to his first Command Master Chief assignment on USS McCampbell in June of 2018, completing multiple patrols in support of regional stability in the INDOPACOM Area of Responsibility.  After a successful tour at U.S. Naval Air Facility Misawa where he was the driving force behind joint and bilateral relations from August 2020-2022, he reported to U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility, Japan Regional Maintenance Center where he currently serves as the Command Master Chief.

Master Chief Howell is an Honor Graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy Class 192, and Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Class 186.  He holds an Associate of Science Degree in Management from Park University.

Command Master Chief Howell’s personal decorations include:  Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; and various unit and campaign awards, including five Battle “E” awards.




ハウエル部隊最上級兵曹長(CMC)はロサンゼルス州ウィンフィールド出身で、2001年7月に米海軍に入隊した。五大湖新人訓練部隊にてブートキャンプを修了後、ミシシッピ州メリディアンの人事係「A」スクールに所属した。最初の配属は佐世保のUSSエセックス(LDH 2)で、人事担当主席兵曹として任務にあたり、イラクの自由作戦を支援するため、アラビア湾北部で9か月間展開した。

その後、テネシー州ミリントンの海軍人事部隊で、海軍のITEMPO及びCSB/REDUXプログラムマネージャーに就き、兵曹長に昇進;第102戦闘攻撃飛行隊のアドミンデパートメント主席兵曹長在任中に上級下士官リーダーシップ賞を受賞;USSフィッツジェラルド(DDG 62)にてエグゼキュティブデパートメント主席兵曹長に就き、対水上戦コーディネーター(ASUWC)として監視にあたり、上級兵曹長に昇進;米海軍ハワイ地区司令部にて傷痍軍人地区プログラムディレクターに就き、地区最上級兵曹長に就任した。