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.
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.
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.
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.