Senior Chief Petty Officer Erick A. Lyons
United States Navy
Senior Enlisted Advisor, TTGL
Senior Chief Petty Officer Erick A. Lyons is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. He enlisted in the delayed entry program in February, 2003 and left for boot camp in November, 2003. After Basic Training in Great Lakes, Illinois, Senior Chief Lyons attended Operations Specialist “A” School in Dam Neck, Virginia where he was honor graduate and meritoriously advanced to Seaman.
His first duty assignment was onboard USS VELLA GULF (CG-72) where he served as
Anti-Subsurface Tactical Air Controller. During this tour, he deployed to the 5th and 6th fleet Area of Operations, advanced to Petty Officer Second Class, and qualified Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist.
In September, 2008, Senior Chief Lyons transferred to Surface Combat Systems Center, Wallops Island, Virginia. During that tour, he held various positions including Assistant Leading Petty Officer. He also received his associates’ degree from University of Phoenix and advanced to Petty Officer First Class.
Senior Chief Lyons transferred to USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG-51) in November, 2008. While onboard, he deployed as part of Standard NATO Maritime Group Two. Mid tour, he was selected for advancement to Chief Petty Officer. His second deployment onboard was part of GHWB Strike group in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. He held duties as OI Leading Chief Petty Officer and Operations Department Leading Chief Petty Officer. Additionally, he qualified Tactical Action Officer (TAO). At the end of his tour he was selected for advancement to Senior Chief Petty Officer. He is also a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy class 207.
In December, 2016, Senior Chief Lyons reported to his current assignment is at Tactical Training Group Atlantic as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader and Operations Department Leading Chief Petty Officer.
Senior Chief Lyons is authorized to wear the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), Good Conduct (four awards), and several campaign and unit awards.