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Master Chief Knorowski was born in Jersey City, NJ and graduated from Piscataway High School in June, 1986.  He attended Engine City Technical Institute in Union, NJ, graduating in August, 1987 earning his Vocational Certificate in Diesel Marine Mechanics.  He enlisted on active duty on August 27, 1987, completed recruit training, and Engineman "A" School at Navy Training Center, Great Lakes. 

His initial sea duty included tours in A Division in USS PORTLAND LSD37 as Work Center Supervisor and USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS FFG-58 as Leading Petty Officer.  Master Chief Knorowski then transferred to shore duty at Navy Recruiting District New England and served at Navy Recruiting Station Southbridge, Massachusetts as Recruiter in Charge. 

Returning to sea duty, Master Chief Knorowski served as the Auxiliaries Division Leading Chief Petty Officer and Aviation Fuels Officer in USS OAK HILL LSD- 51.  He next served onboard USS STUMP DD 978 as the Leading Chief Petty Officer in Auxiliaries Division and Oil Laboratory Leading Chief Petty Officer.  Then Master Chief Knorowski reported aboard Pre-Commissioning unit MESA VERDE LPD 19 as Engineering Department Leading Chief Petty Officer.  In February 2008 he assumed the duty as MESA VERDE’s Command Master Chief until November 2010.

In December 2010 he reported to ECRC Forward Norfolk Iraq. He completed his Navy Individual Augmentee Combat Training Course at Camp Mcgrady, Fort Jackson, SC. From January to December 2011 he sserved under the 25th INFANTRY DIVISION "TROPIC LIGHTING" US DIVISION CENTER as Command Master Chief of Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. His next assignment he served as Command Master Chief of Naval Air Facility Misawa, Japan from February 2012 to November 2014. He reported onboard VRC 40 in December 2014.

Master Chief  Knorowski has been awarded  the Meritorious Service Medal (3 Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, (3 awards), the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 awards) and the Combat Action Ribbon in addition to other unit and campaign awards.