- James R. Tocorzic, CMDCM, USN
- Command Master Chief
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, Master Chief Tocorzic 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. Master Chief Tocorzic 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 Master Chief transferred to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. While assigned to the “Quarterdeck of the Navy”, he served as a Recruit Division Commander, Ship’s (Barracks) LCPO and Recruit Division Commander “C” School LCPO. Most recently, he served as the final Command Master Chief onboard USS JOHN L. HALL (FFG-32), which decommissioned in March 2012.
Master Chief Tocorzic assumed the duties of Strike Fighter Squadron 213 (VFA-213) Command Master Chief in April 2012.
Selected into the Command Senior/Master Chief Program in February 2009, 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 (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), and various other unit awards.