Master Chief Martin Yingling was born in Johnstown Pa.
After graduating from Chesapeake High School in 1980 and enlisted in the US
Navy on 02 October 1980.
He served in numerous Commands throughout his 30 year career most of them at Construction Battalion Center, Port Hueneme Ca. He deployed 17 times during his career with two tours in Iraq, one In Afghanistan, and his last deployment to the Horn of Africa.
Master Chief Yingling's personnel awards include the Purple Heart medal, two Meritorious Service medals, three Navy Commendation medals, Army Commendation medal, Navy Achievement medal, Combat Action ribbon with Gold Star, seven Good Conduct medals, Presidential Unit Citation, Antarctic Service medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary medal, ISAF Medal, Expert Rifle, and Expert Pistol Medals
Master Chief Yingling is married to Mary Yingling of West Hills, Ca. They have two daughters Heather Stansburge 38, Alexandra 31, and two grandchildren Zach 12, and Sophia 10.