Command Master Chief Petty Officer Jorge L. Soto enlisted in the United States Navy on June 23, 1993. He completed Recruit Training in Orlando, Florida and Electronic Warfare Technician Class “A” and “C” school at Naval Technical Training Center Corry Station Pensacola, Florida.
Duty assignments at sea include the commissioning crew of the USS MITSCHER (DDG-57) and two tours on USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN-75) in Norfolk, VA. While on the USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75) he completed a 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2010 Arabian Gulf deployment in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, NEW DAWN, and ENDURING FREEDOM. His most recent sea tour was Commander Carrier Strike Group TWO, embarked on USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN-77) completing a seven month deployment in support of Operations NEW DAWN and ENDURING FREEDOM.
Ashore he completed tours of duty as a recruiter at Navy Recruiting District New York, Center for Information Dominance Learning Site Norfolk, and Navy Information Operations Command Norfolk. Additionally he completed an Individual Augmentation to Joint Composite CREW Squadron One in Camp Taji, Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM in 2007.
Command Master Chief Soto was selected to Master Chief in 2013 and into the Command Master Chief program in 2014 completing the CMC/COB course in September 2014 (Class 141). He completed his first tour as Command Master Chief on USS OSCAR AUSTIN from September 2014 through September 2016. He is currently the Command Master Chief for COASTAL RIVERINE SQUADRON FOUR.
He is a 2014 graduate of the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 182/Gray Group). He holds an Associates of Science in Liberal Studies from Excelsior College.
His personal awards include Enlisted Surface, Aviation, and Information Dominance Warfare Specialist, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), Army Achievement Medal and various unit and campaign awards. He is married and has two children.