CDR James "Steve" Carmichael, USN 

CDR James "Steve" Carmichael is a native Californian, initiated a Chief Petty Officer in 1996, commissioned through the LDO Program and re-designated an Aeronautical Engineering (Maintenance) Duty Officer in 1999. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Illinois University, his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Touro University New York graduating “Summa Cum Laude” in 2006, and designated an Acquisition Professional Community member in 2012.

Carmichael’s operational assignments include the USS RANGER (CV-61) where he served in AIMD, advancing through Second Class Petty Officer during three West Pacific deployments as a Hydraulics Technician; Strike Fighter Squadron 94 in Lemoore California where he was selected “Sailor of the Year” completing two deployments as Line Division and Flight Deck Chief; at Strike Fighter Squadron 137 he was MMCO through Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and AMO leading the maintenance department through the transition from F/A-18C to F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft; in Jalalabad Afghanistan he was the Embedded Training Team Operations Officer commanding convoys through hostile combat territory in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM; in Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN as CAGMO he caught the Air Wing during deployment onboard the USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) and led through a condensed turnaround period involving carrier certifications, sustainment exercises, and THIRD Fleet Operations; onboard the USS CARL VINSON (CVN70) he served as AIMD Officer leading through an extended deployment and ensuring unprecedented readiness for CVW17’s execution of 2400 missions - delivering 570,000 pounds of ordnance in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.

Ashore, Carmichael served in Sea Control Squadron 41 in Coronado California where he was track supervisor for S3 Aircraft Flight Control, Landing Gear, and Plane Captain Programs; at Navy Recruiting District Los Angeles he achieved Recruiter in Charge (RINC) of a large station in Mission Viejo; as Maintenance Officer at Strike Fighter West Pacific Maintenance Unit El Centro he supported multiple aircraft platforms; at AIMD (now FRCW) Lemoore he was in the Airframe, Paraloft, and Power Plant Divisions, highlighting the tour with F414 Engine I Level Consolidation and an Enterprise-wide AIRSpeed validation significantly reducing repair turnaround time; DAPML for F/A-18E/F and EA-18G Site Activation and Structures DAPML at NAVAIRSYSCOM PMA-265; Readiness Officer at Strike Fighter Wing Pacific; and served in Fleet Replacement Squadron 122 during its initial standup with the Super Hornets, a second time as QAO and Maintenance/Material Control Officer, and finally as RAGMO after it became the Enterprise’s largest Organizational Level Maintenance Department contributing to their recognition as the coveted CSFWP “LTJG Bruce Carrier” award winners. As NAMP Programs & Policy Officer N422C at Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific he was responsible for the oversight and management of five Aviation Maintenance Management Teams; and in May of 2016 he reported to Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific as the Executive Officer.

Carmichael has earned numerous unit and personal awards including four Meritorious Service Medals, six Navy Commendation Medals, and three Navy Achievement Medals.

CDR Randy J. Berti, USN

Executive Officer, Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific

Commander Randy Berti, a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in May 1992, and served eight years as a tactical aviation maintenance specialist with tours of duty in Utah, Georgia, South Korea and Turkey. He also served on multiple Southwest Asia deployments before attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. In 2000, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle University. Later in 2000, he transferred to the U.S. Navy and attended Officer Candidate School. He received his commission in 2001 and was designated an Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer (AMDO).

Upon completion of Aviation Maintenance Officer (AMO) School in 2001, Berti reported to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34, and served as Material Control Officer, Aircraft Division Officer and Quality Assurance Officer (QAO). In 2004, he returned to AMO School as an instructor earning his Master Training Specialist designation. In 2007, he was assigned as the Aircraft Division Officer, QAO, and AIRSpeed Officer onboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 73). In February 2010, he transferred to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and served as a program lead at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division.

In 2013, Berti served as officer-in-charge, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) at Naval Support Activity Bahrain.  He reported back to NAVAIR in 2015 and served as Deputy Assistant Program Lead (DAPL), Naval Undergraduate Flight Training Systems Program Office (PMA-273). Berti served as Officer-in-Charge, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest North Island, California, in support of maintenance and readiness for 347 H-60 and C-2 level II aircraft.

In January 2019, he assumed the duties of Executive Officer, Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific (WESTPAC), Atsugi, Japan.

Berti earned his Professional Aviation Maintenance Officer, Master Training Specialist, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt qualifications. He is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) level three certified in production, quality and manufacturing, and life cycle logistics. Additionally, he holds a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources from Touro International University.

He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Achievement Medal (three awards) and various service and campaign awards.

Senior Chief Christopher O. Liam

Command Senior Chief, Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific

Senior Chief Christopher O. Liam is a native of San Fernando Pampanga, Philippines. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in April 1995 and attended recruit training at Regional Training Center, Chicago, Illinois.

After training he reported to USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as an aviation support equipment technician flight deck trouble shooter in San Diego, California. He completed multiple Western Pacific deployments, conducted a homeport change in Yokosuka, Japan, and earned his aviation warfare qualification and promotion to Second Class Petty Officer.

In 2000, Liam reported to Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii, where he served as Gas Turbine System Technician Electrical (GSE) Leading Petty Officer. In 2003, he reported to Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Detachment (AIMD), Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, where he advanced to First Class Petty Officer. He served as the division lead petty officer (LPO) and the detachment's production LPO and was selected as Sailor of the Year.

In 2006, he reported to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in San Diego, California, as AIMD Production LPO where he completed numerous training exercises, three deployments and earned his surface warfare qualification. Liam was promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in 2007. 

In 2010, he reported to AIMD Atsugi, Japan, and served as senior enlisted (SE) division officer, quality assurance (QA) supervisor and QA officer, and was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2012.

In 2013, he reported to the USS Bon Homme Richard (LHD 6) homeported in Sasebo, Japan, as IM4 Division Leading Chief Petty Officer, division officer and AIMD Maintenance Master Chief Petty Officer (MMCPO).

Liam returned to AIMD Atsugi, Japan, in 2016, and served as the GSE Division Officer LCPO and the detachment's senior enlisted leader where he was selected as Command Senior Chief. In November 2018, he reported to Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific (FRCWP) for his first tour as Command Senior Chief.

Senior Chief Liam is a graduate of the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Class 216 (Purple) and Command Master Chief /Chief of the Boat Class 19020/193 in Newport, Rhode Island.

His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Navy Good Conduct Medal (seven awards) and various unit and campaign awards.

Commanding Officer

CDR James "Steve" Carmichael, USN 

CDR James "Steve" Carmichael is a native Californian, initiated a Chief Petty Officer in 1996, commissioned through the LDO Program and re-designated an Aeronautical Engineering (Maintenance) Duty Officer in 1999. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Illinois University, his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Touro University New York graduating “Summa Cum Laude” in 2006, and designated an Acquisition Professional Community member in 2012.

Carmichael’s operational assignments include the USS RANGER (CV-61) where he served in AIMD, advancing through Second Class Petty Officer during three West Pacific deployments as a Hydraulics Technician; Strike Fighter Squadron 94 in Lemoore California where he was selected “Sailor of the Year” completing two deployments as Line Division and Flight Deck Chief; at Strike Fighter Squadron 137 he was MMCO through Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and AMO leading the maintenance department through the transition from F/A-18C to F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft; in Jalalabad Afghanistan he was the Embedded Training Team Operations Officer commanding convoys through hostile combat territory in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM; in Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN as CAGMO he caught the Air Wing during deployment onboard the USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) and led through a condensed turnaround period involving carrier certifications, sustainment exercises, and THIRD Fleet Operations; onboard the USS CARL VINSON (CVN70) he served as AIMD Officer leading through an extended deployment and ensuring unprecedented readiness for CVW17’s execution of 2400 missions - delivering 570,000 pounds of ordnance in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.

Ashore, Carmichael served in Sea Control Squadron 41 in Coronado California where he was track supervisor for S3 Aircraft Flight Control, Landing Gear, and Plane Captain Programs; at Navy Recruiting District Los Angeles he achieved Recruiter in Charge (RINC) of a large station in Mission Viejo; as Maintenance Officer at Strike Fighter West Pacific Maintenance Unit El Centro he supported multiple aircraft platforms; at AIMD (now FRCW) Lemoore he was in the Airframe, Paraloft, and Power Plant Divisions, highlighting the tour with F414 Engine I Level Consolidation and an Enterprise-wide AIRSpeed validation significantly reducing repair turnaround time; DAPML for F/A-18E/F and EA-18G Site Activation and Structures DAPML at NAVAIRSYSCOM PMA-265; Readiness Officer at Strike Fighter Wing Pacific; and served in Fleet Replacement Squadron 122 during its initial standup with the Super Hornets, a second time as QAO and Maintenance/Material Control Officer, and finally as RAGMO after it became the Enterprise’s largest Organizational Level Maintenance Department contributing to their recognition as the coveted CSFWP “LTJG Bruce Carrier” award winners. As NAMP Programs & Policy Officer N422C at Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific he was responsible for the oversight and management of five Aviation Maintenance Management Teams; and in May of 2016 he reported to Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific as the Executive Officer.

Carmichael has earned numerous unit and personal awards including four Meritorious Service Medals, six Navy Commendation Medals, and three Navy Achievement Medals.

Executive Officer

CDR Randy J. Berti, USN

Executive Officer, Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific

Commander Randy Berti, a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in May 1992, and served eight years as a tactical aviation maintenance specialist with tours of duty in Utah, Georgia, South Korea and Turkey. He also served on multiple Southwest Asia deployments before attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. In 2000, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle University. Later in 2000, he transferred to the U.S. Navy and attended Officer Candidate School. He received his commission in 2001 and was designated an Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer (AMDO).

Upon completion of Aviation Maintenance Officer (AMO) School in 2001, Berti reported to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34, and served as Material Control Officer, Aircraft Division Officer and Quality Assurance Officer (QAO). In 2004, he returned to AMO School as an instructor earning his Master Training Specialist designation. In 2007, he was assigned as the Aircraft Division Officer, QAO, and AIRSpeed Officer onboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 73). In February 2010, he transferred to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and served as a program lead at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division.

In 2013, Berti served as officer-in-charge, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) at Naval Support Activity Bahrain.  He reported back to NAVAIR in 2015 and served as Deputy Assistant Program Lead (DAPL), Naval Undergraduate Flight Training Systems Program Office (PMA-273). Berti served as Officer-in-Charge, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest North Island, California, in support of maintenance and readiness for 347 H-60 and C-2 level II aircraft.

In January 2019, he assumed the duties of Executive Officer, Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific (WESTPAC), Atsugi, Japan.

Berti earned his Professional Aviation Maintenance Officer, Master Training Specialist, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt qualifications. He is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) level three certified in production, quality and manufacturing, and life cycle logistics. Additionally, he holds a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources from Touro International University.

He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Achievement Medal (three awards) and various service and campaign awards.

Command Senior Chief

Senior Chief Christopher O. Liam

Command Senior Chief, Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific

Senior Chief Christopher O. Liam is a native of San Fernando Pampanga, Philippines. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in April 1995 and attended recruit training at Regional Training Center, Chicago, Illinois.

After training he reported to USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as an aviation support equipment technician flight deck trouble shooter in San Diego, California. He completed multiple Western Pacific deployments, conducted a homeport change in Yokosuka, Japan, and earned his aviation warfare qualification and promotion to Second Class Petty Officer.

In 2000, Liam reported to Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii, where he served as Gas Turbine System Technician Electrical (GSE) Leading Petty Officer. In 2003, he reported to Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Detachment (AIMD), Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, where he advanced to First Class Petty Officer. He served as the division lead petty officer (LPO) and the detachment's production LPO and was selected as Sailor of the Year.

In 2006, he reported to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in San Diego, California, as AIMD Production LPO where he completed numerous training exercises, three deployments and earned his surface warfare qualification. Liam was promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in 2007. 

In 2010, he reported to AIMD Atsugi, Japan, and served as senior enlisted (SE) division officer, quality assurance (QA) supervisor and QA officer, and was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2012.

In 2013, he reported to the USS Bon Homme Richard (LHD 6) homeported in Sasebo, Japan, as IM4 Division Leading Chief Petty Officer, division officer and AIMD Maintenance Master Chief Petty Officer (MMCPO).

Liam returned to AIMD Atsugi, Japan, in 2016, and served as the GSE Division Officer LCPO and the detachment's senior enlisted leader where he was selected as Command Senior Chief. In November 2018, he reported to Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific (FRCWP) for his first tour as Command Senior Chief.

Senior Chief Liam is a graduate of the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Class 216 (Purple) and Command Master Chief /Chief of the Boat Class 19020/193 in Newport, Rhode Island.

His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Navy Good Conduct Medal (seven awards) and various unit and campaign awards.