Command Master Chief
CMDCM Cory J. Ervin
A native of Weatherford, Oklahoma, Command Master Chief Cory J. Ervin enlisted in the Navy on December 4, 2002. Ervin’s training and certification includes surface support officer in charge; master training specialist; Command Senior Chief Program. He attended the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 215 Blue) and the CMC/COB Capstone Course (Class 20110) in Newport, Rhode Island. Ervin earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in organizational leadership from University of Charleston.
Ervin reported to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in July 2003 after completion of his initial training as a hull maintenance technician in Great Lakes, Illinois. In June 2009, he reported to the USS Frank Cable (AS 40) in Guam. He reported to USS Essex (LHD 2) and was advanced to chief petty officer in July 2012, where he served as the repair division leading chief petty officer until July 2014. He reported to Naval Special Warfare Group 3, Logistics and Support Unit October 2016, where he was advanced to senior chief in April 2017. Upon selection to command senior chief, Ervin reported as the command senior chief on board USS Gladiator (MCM 11) homeported in Manama, Bahrain in October 2020. In March 2022, Ervin was selected to command master chief and reported to his current assignment as command master chief at Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46.
In 2006, he reported to his first shore duty assignment aboard Trident Refit Facility, Bangor. From 2014 to 2016 he was assigned as the maintenance department leading chief and assistant quality assurance officer to the Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 in Camp Pendleton, California. He reported to Surface Warfare Engineering Schools Command in January 2020 as repair department leading chief petty officer and director of Hull Technician “A” School, Hull Technician “C” School and Machinery Repairman “A” School.
Command Master Chief Ervin is entitled to wear the Enlisted Surface Warfare, Enlisted Expeditionary Warfare, Enlisted Aviation Warfare, Surface Support Officer in Charge specialist pin, Navy Commendation Medal (Four Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Six Awards), Battle E (Four Awards), and various campaign, service and unit awards.