Command Master Chief Corey Heinrich
Command Master Chief, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
A native of Omaha, NE, Command Master Chief Heinrich graduated from Ralston High School in 1987 and enlisted in the Navy 21 February 1989. He attended basic training at RTC Great Lakes, IL and then Patternmaker “A” school in San Diego, CA. His first duty station was onboard the USS CANOPUS AS-34 stationed in Kings Bay, GA. In 1993 he graduated from Patternmaker “J” school and transferred to Naval Submarine Support Facility Groton, CT. During these tours he served as Work Center Supervisor and Leading Petty Officer. In 1997, after the disestablishment of the Patternmaker rate, he completed Builder “A” school in Gulfport, MS.
In April 1997 he reported to his first Seabee assignment, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) THREE in Port Hueneme, CA. He served as a project crew leader, project supervisor and the Assistant Officer-In-Charge of Detail Diego Garcia. He made deployments to Rota, Spain; Souda Bay, Crete; Guam; Thailand; Nairobi, Kenya and Diego Garcia.
In 2001, he transferred to Naval Construction Training Center Port Hueneme, CA as the Builder School Director. He advanced to Chief Petty Officer and Senior Chief Petty Officer while stationed there.
In July 2004, he transferred to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FOUR serving as the Air Detachment Chief and Battalion Operations Chief. He made deployments to Rota, Spain and two tours to Iraq; Fort Suse and Ramadi.
In November 2007, Master Chief Heinrich transferred to the Civil Engineer Corps Officer School Port Hueneme, CA. He was the Senior Enlisted Leader and instructor for the Seabee Readiness Division until 2010. He taught MCPO/SCPO/CPO Management, NCF Operations, and CEC Basic Officer Courses.
In February 2010, he was selected for the Command Master Chief program. After attending the Senior Enlisted Academy and Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat course he transferred to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FORTY as the Command Master Chief until 2011. During his tour with NMCB FORTY he made a deployment to Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. The battalion won the Battle ‘E’ and Peltier Awards.
In August 2011, Master Heinrich transferred to THIRTIETH Naval Construction Regiment. The regiment made a six-month deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan as Task Force Forager, a multi service engineer task force responsible for all engineering efforts in the southern half of the country.
Command Master Chief Heinrich is a qualified Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist, Fleet Marine Force, Surface Warfare Specialist, and Master Training Specialist.
His personal awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (six awards), Army Commendation Medal, Joint Services Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (five awards). He has earned numerous unit, campaign, and expeditionary ribbons and medals.
He is married to the former Tammy Pursell of Bellville, Illinois. They have three children: Taj, Cennedy and Carys.