Master Chief Francis G. Tatu Jr.
Command Master Chief
Fifth Coast Guard District
Master Chief Frank G. Tatu Jr assumed the duties as Command Master Chief of Coast Guard Fifth District on July 5th, 2022. As the senior enlisted advisor to the District Commander, Master Chief Tatu advises on workforce policies, provides enlisted mentoring, and acts as the sounding board for select administrative actions and initiatives relative to the day to day operations of the Fifth District.
Master Chief Tatu’s previous assignments include, Command Master Chief of Training Center Petaluma, 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 WALK-ER WLM 552 Bayonne, NJ; USCGC CAMPBELL WMEC 909 New Bedford, MA and 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.