PAUL “SAINT” ST SAUVER

MASTER CHIEF, US NAVY (RET)

Master Chief Paul St. Sauver is a native of St. Louis, Missouri.  He joined the U.S. Navy in July 1987 and attended Recruit Training in Orlando, Florida. 

Following recruit training he reported to Yeoman “A” School in Meridian, Mississippi.  Upon completing Yeoman “A” School, he reported to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron FORTY FIVE (HSL-45) located in San Diego, California.

In July 1991, Master Chief St. Sauver was forward deployed to Helicopter Squadron TWELVE (HS-12) located in Atsugi, Japan.  At the time, HS-12 was attached to Carrier Air Wing FIVE (CVW-5) on board USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62).  In May of 1993, he was accepted for a lateral conversion to Legalman and reported for duty under instruction to Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island.  His first Legalman tour was at the Naval Legal Service Office Detachment, Port Hueneme, California.  In May 1996, he reported to Antarctic Development Squadron SIX (VXE-6) as the Independent Duty Legalman.  VXE-6 deployed to Antarctica in support of the National Science Foundation.  In April 1999, he transferred to Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, located in Coronado, California, and served as the Force Legalman for the Naval Special Warfare Community throughout the world.  In January 2002, he reported on board USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64), where he served as the Leading Chief Petty Officer for the Legal Department.  Upon the decommissioning of USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) in June 2003, he transferred to Navy Recruiting District San Antonio, Texas where he served as both the Legal Officer and as an Officer Recruiter.

In September 2006, Master Chief St. Sauver graduated from the Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport, Rhode Island and was named to the Director’s List of top academic performers.  Upon graduation, he transferred to U.S. Region Legal Service Office Europe and Southwest Asia in Naples, Italy, where he served as the Command Master Chief.  In July 2009, Master Chief St. Sauver reported for duty as the Command Master Chief for Region Legal Service Office Southwest in San Diego, California.  In January 2012, Master Chief St. Sauver was selected to become the 12th Senior Enlisted Leader to the Judge Advocate General of the Navy and Command Master Chief of Naval Legal Service Command in Washington, DC.  In July 2015, Master Chief St. Sauver reported for duty at Navy Medicine Training Support Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas for his final tour.  He retired July 31, 2017 after 30 years of service.

Master Chief St. Sauver and his wife Veronica reside in San Antonio, Texas with their son Joshua and daughter Isabel.  His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (eight awards), and numerous campaign medals and service awards.