CMDCS Steven S. Lee was born in Detroit, Michigan in September 1974. He graduated from Franklin High School in Reisterstown, Maryland and reported to basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois in November 1993. Upon completion, he attended Aviation Machinist’s Mate “A” School in Millington, Tennessee and was designated an Aviation Machinist’s Mate.
In April 1994, he reported to the VF-41 Black Aces where he deployed onboard USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) and USS JOHN F KENNEDY (CV 67). During this tour, he advanced to Petty Officer Second Class.
In April 1998, he transferred to Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic, where he held the position as a Test Cell Operator. During his tour he tested and evaluated numerous aircraft engines.
In April 2001, he reported to the VF-211 Checkmates as PowerPlants Leading Petty Officer where he deployed onboard USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN 74) and USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65). While assigned to the Checkmate’s, he earned his Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualifications and advanced to Petty Officer First Class.
In December 2004, he reported to Naval Aviation Maintenance Training Group Detachment Oceana as a “C” school instructor for F-14 PowerPlants and related systems. During this tour he advanced to Chief Petty Officer.
In January 2008, he reported to the VFA-136 Knighthawks, where he served as Line Division LCPO and Maintenance Control Supervisor. During this tour, he deployed once again on USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65).
In October 2011, he reported to the VFA-106 GLADIATORS and was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer while serving as Maintenance control LCPO and Senior Enlisted Advisor.
In September 2014, Senior Chief Lee reported to the VFA-83 Rampagers, where he served as Maintenance Control LCPO and deployed onboard USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75). He earned his Enlisted Information Dominance Warfare Specialist qualification and was selected for the Command Senior Chief program. He currently serves as the VFA-83 Command Senior Chief.
Senior Chief Lee’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (7 awards), and other various service and campaign medals.