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Command Master Chief
Lee A. Salas, USS Abraham
Lincoln (CVN 72)

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Command Master Chief Lee A. Salas

Command Master Chief (CDMCM) Salas, a native of San Antonio, Texas, enlisted in the United States Navy in June, 1990.  Following completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command, San Diego, Calif., he reported to Machinery Repairman “A” School at Naval Training Center, San Diego, Calif.

            Upon graduation, he reported for duty aboard USS Orion (AS 18) in La Maddalena, Italy.  His fleet assignments include USS Yosemite (AD 19), USS Resolute (AFDM 10), USS Kauffman (FFG 59), USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43).  Ashore, CMDCM Salas has served at SIM, Norfolk and Naval Recruiting District, Dallas, Texas.

            CMDCM Salas is serving his second tour aboard USS Abraham Lincoln, currently home ported in Newport News, Va.  He is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Class 165, CMC/COB Course Class and is an Enlisted Surface Warfare (ESWS) and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS). CMDCM Salas has completed eight major deployments to the Western Pacific, Mediterranean, and Middle East in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

            His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6 awards), the Navy Good Conduct Medal (6 awards) as well as various other unit and campaign awards.