COMMAND MASTER CHIEF
JAMES LYLE (AW/NAO/SS)
Born and raised in Southern California, Master Chief Lyle enlisted under the delayed entry program in November 1986. He completed Basic Training in September 1987 and went on to attend Basic Submarine School and Fire Control "A" and "C" schools. He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University, a Masters of Science degree from the University of Hawaii, a Certificate in International Management from the Shidler College of Business and his Journeyman’s Certificate from the Department of Labor.
Master Chief Lyle served aboard the USS FRANCIS SCOTT KEY (SSBN 657), USS JAMES MADISON (SSBN 627) and the USS HENRY M. JACKSON (SSBN 730) as a Fire Control Technician Ballistic. He served as the Fire Control Division Leading Chief Petty Officer aboard the USS GEORGIA (SSBN 729) and was the Weapons Department Senior Enlisted Advisor aboard the USS MICHIGAN (SSBN 727). On board USS CHARLOTTE (SSN 766) he served as the ship’s 3M Coordinator while completing two Western Pacific Deployments. On board USS PASADENA (SSN 752) he served as Chief of the Boat from 2006-2008 completing a Selected Restricted Availability as well as an Eastern and Western Pacific Deployment.
Ashore, Master Chief Lyle served as the Lead Instructor for the Trident One Strategic Weapons Officer Course at Trident Training Facility, Bangor, Washington where he earned his Master Training Specialist. He later served at the National Airborne Operations Center based in Omaha, Nebraska as a Strike Advisor to National Military Commanders. While there he deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. In his most recent tour he successfully completed four years as Command Master Chief of the HSL-37 Easyriders.
Master Chief’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), and other various service awards.