TRACEN Petaluma

Meet the Command Master Chief

CMC Frank G Tatu Jr.

CMC Master Chief Frank G. Tatu Jr assumed the duties as Command Master Chief on July 15th, 2020. His primary responsibility is to advise Captain Steven Ramassini, the Commanding Officer of TRACEN Petaluma, on issues and initiative's pertaining to all Coast Guard members and their families within the Training Center. He also advises the enlisted workforce, advocates for military benefits and entitlements, is the senior enlisted mentor, and acts as the sounding board for select enlisted administrative actions.

Master Chief Tatu previous assignments include, Senior Enlisted Leader of Sector Ohio Valley, USCG Maritime Safety Security Team Miami 91114, Command Senior Chief and Engineer Petty Officer, USCG Sector Baltimore, USCG Station Curtis Bay Engineer Petty Officer, Baltimore, MD; USCGC KATHERINE WALKER WLM 552 Bayonne, NJ; USCGC CAMPBELL WMEC 909 New Bedford, MA & Kittery, ME; USCG Station Kings Point, NY; USCG Station IMARV FT Totten Queens, NY; and USCG Station New London, CT.

Master Chief Tatu’s awards include Meritorious Service Medal, three Coast Guard Commendation Medal, three Coast Guard Achievement Medals all with an operational distinguishing devices, Department Of Transportation September 11th medal and numerous other personal and service awards. He has earned a permanent Cutterman insignia, and Advance Boat Forces Operations insignia.

Master Chief Tatu holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social and Criminal Justice. He is also a graduate of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy Class 165, Graduate of the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course Class 51, Graduate of the US SOCOM Joint Special Operation Senior Enlisted Academy Class 24, and attended numerous other service-related schools.

Master Chief Tatu is married to the former Zuwena Jefferson. They have three teenage daughters Nichole, Tiffany, and Alexandra (Lexi), and adult son Andre