Command Master Chief 
CMDCM(SW) Todd R. Gruchalla
Command Master Chief

A native of Aberdeen, Washington, Master Chief Gruchalla graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1986 and enlisted in the Navy and graduated boot camp in San Diego, California in 1987.

Master Chief Gruchalla’s sea tours include USS CAPE COD (AD 43), Commander Destroyer Squadron Five embarked onboard KITTY HAWK (CV 63 ), RENTZ (FFG 46), COMPHIBRON THREE embarked onboard BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6), USNS SPICA (T-AFS 9), USNS CONCORD (T-AFS 5), GERMANTOWN (LSD 42), and USS INGRAHAM (FFG 61).

Master Chief Gruchalla’s shore tours include duty at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois as a Recruit Division Commander and Naval Telecommunications Station Guam where he served as the Senior Enlisted Leader. Master Chief Gruchalla is a graduate of the United States Senior Enlisted Academy Class 145 and Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat course class 61.

He assumed duties as the Command Master Chief of USS INGRAHAM (FFG 61) from June 2009 to December 2010.

Master Chief Gruchalla is currently the CMC for the Navy’s finest amphibious warship USS PEARL HARBOR (LSD 52).

Master Chief Gruchalla’s personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (five awards) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), as well as various unit and campaign awards.


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A rigid-hull inflatable boat assigned to the USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), not shown, transfers personnel to the USS Makin Island
David Mozuch, 91, retired Chief Machinist Mate and survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii onboard USS Pearl Harbor
USS Pearl Harbor Deploys
Pearl Harbor Sailors Frocked on Thanksgiving
USS Pearl Harbor Sailors, Marines Reflect on Ship's Namesake
USS Pearl Harbor LSD52
USS Pearl Harbor (lsd52)
USS Pearl Harbor (lsd52)
USS Pearl Harbor (lsd52)
Susan L. Ziadeh, U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, receives a guided tour of USS Pearl Harbor from Cmdr. Homer Denius, Pearl Harbor’s CO
Cmdr. Michael Harris, executive officer of USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), operates the nozzle of a fire hose during damage control t
USS Pearl Harbor (lsd52)
Cryptologic Technician 2nd Class Joshua Kennedy supervises Fire Controlman 3rd Class Megan Roche
 Seaman Joy Bonnett embraces one of her former caregivers during a community service event.
Sailors and Marines salute the colors aboard the USS Pearl Harbor
USS Pearl Harbor (lsd52)

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