CMDCM (AW/SW/NAC) James Tocorzic
Command Master Chief Tocorzic is a native of Warren, Ohio and a 1989 graduate of Lincoln High School in Shinnston, West Virginia. He entered the Navy through the Delayed Entry Program and arrived for basic training at Recruit Training command, Great Lakes, Illinois, in December 1989.
Following Recruit Training, Naval Aircrew Candidate School and AviationStructural Mechanic (AMS) "A" School, He reported to VP-30 in Jacksonville,FL. During his tour with VP-30 he was designated as a Naval Aircrewman(NAC) and completed the Flight Engineer Apprentice Program. He thentransferred and qualified as a P-3 Flight Engineer while assigned to the"Fighting Tigers" of VP-8, Brunswick, Maine. His follow-on tours as anInstructor Flight Engineer included: VP-5, Jacksonville, Florida; VP-30,Jacksonville, Florida, where he served as an FRS Instructor and Fleet NATOPSEvaluator and VP-47, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. After deploying in support ofOperation IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM he transferred to RecruitTraining Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. While assigned to the "Quarterdeckof the Navy," he served as a Recruit Division Commander (RDC), Ship's(Barracks) LCPO and Recruit Division Commander "C" School LCPO. He wasselected into the Command Master Chief Program in 2009 and served as thefinal Command Master Chief onboard USS JOHN L. HALL (FFG-32). Master ChiefTocorzic has also served as Command Master Chief for the "FightingBLACKLIONS" of Strike Fighter Squadron 213 (VFA-213), Carrier Air Wing ONEand assumed the duties as USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) Command MasterChief in July of 2015.
He is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 151 Gold) and Command Leadership School, Newport, Rhode Island. His personal awards include the Air/Strike Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards) and various other unit awards. Master Chief Tocorzic is authorized to wear the Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and Naval Aircrewman breast insignia; he is also a designated Master Training Specialist.