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Commanding Officer  |  Executive Officer  | Command Master Chief



Master Chief Lisa Monroe was born in El Dorado, Arkansas. Her Naval career started in 1989 at Recruit Training Command in Orlando, Florida.

Her first assignment was VQ-4 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from December 1989 until January 1993. When the squadron moved to Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma in January of the same year, then Second Class Petty Officer Monroe remained in Patuxent River to stand up the VQ-4 Detachment. In addition to qualifying as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS), Master Chief Monroe was selected as VQ-4 Shadow’s Detachment 1997 Junior Sailor of the Year, and advanced to Petty Officer First Class.

Her next assignment was VQ-3 at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma where she served as the Power Plants Leading Petty Officer, Quality Assurance Representative, Maintenance Control Chief and Assistant Aircraft Division Chief. In 1999 she was selected as the VQ-3 Maintainer of the Year, and selected for Chief Petty Officer in 2000.

In March 2002 she then reported to, Naval Maintenance Training Group DET, Tinker AFB Oklahoma as the Aircraft Division Leading Chief Petty Officer and Student Control Department Head and selected for Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2003. In October 2005 she transferred to Fighter Strike Squadron 83 NAS Oceana, Virginia.

Switching platforms, she transferred to VFA-83, located in Oceana, Virginia as the Quality Assurance Supervisor and Maintenance Control Clerk. She made two east coast deployments onboard the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER and where she qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist. In 2008 she was awarded the Commanding Officer’s Leadership Award, normally reserved for an Officer. In May 2009 she was selected for Master Chief Petty Officer.

In June 2009 she transferred to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes where she served as the 7th Fleet Leading Chief Petty Officer and Military Training Department Leading Chief Petty Officer. Master Chief Monroe was selected to the Command Master Chief Program in February 2012. She is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 165 and the Command Master Chief course.

Master Chief Monroe has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6), Navy and Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (6), National Defense Service Medal (2) as well as various unit and campaign awards.