Command Master Chief Petty Officer (CMCPO) Frank Gorman enlisted in the Coast Guard Reserve on March 26, 1990; and was assigned to Reserve Unit 2, Captain of the Port New York, then Activities NY, and finally to Sector NY. On July 13, 2009, he reported aboard Sector Delaware Bay and assumed the duties of Reserve CMCPO. He returned to Sector New York as the Reserve Silver Badge CMCPO on August 19, 2013. He assumed the duties of Reserve Gold Badge CMCPO for the Director of Logistics, Norfolk, VA on October 1, 2017.
Recalled to active duty on September 11, 2001, and again in 2003 and 2006, he has served a total of 51 months on active duty during three activations in support of the Global War on Terrorism. CMCPO Gorman was also recalled for two months active duty for the Coast Guard response to the Deepwater Horizon Disaster to the Gulf Coast, where he served as the CMCPO for ICP Mobile, Alabama.
CMCPO Gorman advanced to E7 on January 1, 2000, attended the CPO Academy in July 2000, and was Initiated a Chief on October 5, 2000. He is a life member of USCG Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA), former two term President of the Kleckner Chapter NY Area CPOA; and holds membership in the American Legion, the Naval Institute, and the Navy League.
As a drilling reservist, CMCPO Gorman has held various Marine Safety & Port Security qualifications, served as a qualified crew member on the WYTL Class harbor tugs, was the reserve non rate training manager and Education Services Officer at Sector New York for nine years, and also served as the Collateral duty Silver Badge.
In his civilian life, CMCPO Gorman resides in Avon by the Sea, NJ. Born and raised in Manhattan, CMCPO Gorman summered in Avon before permanently relocating there in 1986. A life member of the Avon Fire Department, he has provided volunteer service to the community since 1987, and served two years as fire chief. He is also a life member of the New Jersey State Firemen's Relief Association. CMCPO Gorman is currently serving a third four year term as the Commissioner of Public Safety for the Borough of Avon by the Sea.
Upon his 1987 graduation from Fordham University he accepted full time employment at NJ TRANSIT, where he had previously interned since 1983. He retired from NJ TRANSIT in August 2016, and is now a Coast Guard civilian employee serving as a Port Security Specialist at Coast Guard Sector New York. CMCPO Gorman used his Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to earn a Master of Homeland Security Degree from Monmouth University, graduating with a 4.0 GPA on August 31, 2014. He also completed the FBI and NJ TRANSIT Police Citizens Academies in 2014 and 2015, respectively. In 2017, he attended the Reserve Component National Security Course at the National Defense University.