CMDCM (AW/EXW/SW) Jacob E. Grgurich
Command Master Chief
Command Master Chief Jacob Grgurich joined the Navy from his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in November 1983. He attended Recruit Training Command in Orlando, Florida.
Upon completion of basic training he attended Disbursing Clerk “A” school in Meridian, Mississippi where he was designated an honor graduate. DKSR Grgurich then reported to his first PDS, the USS KINKAID DD-965 homeported in San Diego, California. In March 1986, DK3 Grgurich reported to PERSUPPDET Philadelphia. Unable to secure an Independent Duty billet in the regular Navy DK2 Grgurich enlisted into the TAR program.
In 1988 he reported to the USS FAHRION FFG-22 homeported in Charleston, South Carolina. During his tour he was advanced to Disbursing Class First Class and earned the designation of Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist. His next assignment was PERSUPPDET Little Creek where he was selected to rank of Chief Petty Officer in 1993.
In 1995 Chief Grgurich reported as LCPO for S4 Division onboard USS INCHON MCS-12 homeported in Pascagoula, Mississippi and Ingleside Texas. Onboard the INCHON he earned the designation of Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist. His next assignment was Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center Pittsburgh where he served as the Command Chief and Training Officer.
In August 2000 Chief Grgurich reported to PERSUPPDET Sewells Point where he assumed the duties as Deputy Disbursing Officer. During this tour he was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer and achieved his Bachelors Degree in Criminology. Senior Chief Grgurich reported in May 2003 to PERSUPPACT Atlantic. While assigned to PSA Atlantic he was promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer and later selected for the Command Master Chief program earning the 9580 NEC.
His first CMDCM assignment was Navy Operational Support Center, Tampa. In July 2009 he reported to Maritime Expeditionary Security Group 1 and earned the designation as an Expeditionary Warfare Specialist. In December 2011 he reported to his current assignment at HSC-26.
He is a Senior Enlisted Academy class 124 graduate and completed the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat course. Master Chief Grgurich’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (seven awards), Navy Achievement Medal (four awards), in addition to various campaign and service decorations.