Commander l Deputy Commander l Command Master Chief
Command Master Chief 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, IL in December 1989.
Following Recruit Training, Naval Aircrew Candidate School and Aviation Structural 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 then transferred and qualified as a P-3 Flight Engineer while assigned to the "Fighting Tigers" of VP-8, Brunswick, ME. His follow-on tours as an Instructor Flight Engineer included: VP-5, Jacksonville, FL; VP-30, Jacksonville, FL where he served as an FRS Instructor and Fleet NATOPS Evaluator and VP-47, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. After deploying in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM he transferred to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. While assigned to the "Quarterdeck of the Navy", he served as a Recruit Division Commander (RDC), Ship's (Barracks) LCPO and Recruit Division Commander "C" School LCPO. He was selected into the Command Master Chief Program in 2009 and served as the final Command Master Chief onboard USS JOHN L. HALL (FFG-32), which decomissioned in March 2012. Most recently, he served as Command Master Chief of the "Fighting BLACKLIONS" of Strike Fighter Squadron 213 (VFA-213) and assumed the duties of Command Master Chief for Carrier Air Wing ONE in November 2013.
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 insignias; he is also a designated Master Training Specialist.