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Seth Griffin

Seth Griffin

SOCM (SEAL/CMC), US Navy (Retired)

Master Chief Griffin was born in McAllen, TX. He graduated from Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio, TX and from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX., with a B.S. in Criminal Justice, before joining the Navy in June 1996.

He attended recruit training at RTC Great Lakes, IL. He received orders to attend Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) Training, graduating with class 215 in February 1998.

His first SEAL assignment was to SEAL Team THREE where he completed two platoons and deployments. His first deployment was on an Amphibious Readiness Group-Alpha and his second was to Afghanistan shortly after September 11, 2001.

He is a plank owner for SEAL Team SEVEN, where he completed two deployments to Iraq and the Philippines. In April 2006, he received orders to Naval Special Warfare Advanced Training Command (NSWADVTRACOM) and was the Close Quarters Defense CQD Leading Petty Officer (LPO) and FY-08 NSWADVTRACOM Sailor of the Year. Shortly after selecting to Chief Petty Officer, he returned to SEAL Team SEVEN where he augmented Naval Special Warfare Developmental Group (NSWDG), deployed as the Operations CPO for 1 Troop, and completed his Leading Chief Petty Officer tour deploying in support of Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT) to Yemen. Master Chief Griffin transferred to Naval Special Warfare Group One – Unit Three where he served as the Joint Special Operations Task Force – Arabian Peninsula, Country Engagement Officer and SOCCENT Liaison Officer to the U.S. Embassy in Muscat, Oman. He was selected for Senior Chief Petty Officer in June of 2014. In November 2015, he was invited to complete his next career milestone at SEAL Team SEVEN. Master Chief Griffin volunteered for a critical fill billet with Marine Special Operations Command as the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Iraq Operations SEA, in June 2019. He has served as the LOGSU-1 Command Master, Naval Special Warfare Command Force Operations Master Chief, and finished his distinguished career as the Command Master Chief for Naval Special Warfare Command.

Master Chief Seth Griffin is a graduate of the Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy and Joint Special Operations University Summit Course. His personal awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal (2), Army Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), Combat Action Ribbon (3) as well as unit and campaign awards.

Command Master Chief Griffin has been married to his lovely wife, Joanne, for over twenty years, and has two daughters. Lauren (21) and Isabella (20).

Jimmy O.
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"USAVA Lending did a fine job. They explained everything. They treated me just fine and they were real friendly. If I had a question they got right back in touch with me at the time they said they would. They got what I wanted. I had no complaints. They corrected things that needed to be done. I was alright with the interest rate being the same. I would recommend them."
Elizabeth C.
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We received VA Refinance from USAVA Lending. All expectations were meet we had excellent communications from the "Executive Assistant. They provided prompt and thorough services. I would recommend USAVA Lending. It was easy with no hassles."
Will M.
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"The service was real good and they were pleasant. They were real polite and nice. The loan closed early and it did not take too long. We had no problems with them. The loan originator was excellent. He set us up and he was fantastic! He called back to see if everything went smooth and to find out if we had any questions. We did not have any questions because they answered them. I would definitely recommend them."
Barbara S.
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"They did a great job! I was very satisfied with their helpfulness and they went as far as taking care of the little details. During the time I was refinancing, my husband was in the hospital and was in ICU. The Senior Loan Processor was very helpful and was there for me when I couldn't be quite there myself. We got a reduced interest rate and reduced payment. I got a lot of great customer service from their team. I was looking for a place online and just happened to find their website and have been trying to refinance for 2-3 years..."
Charles M.
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"Thank all of you that worked to get this mortgage through. The Senior Loan Processor was quite a tireless person working with us. She was good to us and caring. She was also reassuring. We were very nervous and she calmed our fears.We would recommend USAVA Lending very highly. They were friendly, courteous, informative. They explained everything. USAVA Lending was the first loan company we have used in many years and it was worth our while. They facilitated the process, so we had nothing was held up."
Levi M.
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"I have used USA Home Loans a couple of times now and I keep going back because the employee I work with is great. I am always treated well and the employee is very personable. I have recommended them and if asked I would keep recommending them they are efficient."
Anthony Z.
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"Everyone at USAVA Lending did a splendid job in refinancing my home..They were very courteous,imformative, and answered all my questions. They were all very professional in handling my re finance, and it was finished promptly.I recommend your Lending Instition very highly.Thank you all for doing such a great job!"
Joe L.
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"Compared to Chase and other places that I worked with USAVA Lending were excellent. It was impressive because they are in Arizona and I am 1000 miles away in the bay area in California and I got better service from them than I would get from Chase who is literally around the corner. When the loan originator contacted me I was kind of leery that something like this would go through, but he did a remarkable job in terms of managing the loan application and process..."