CMDCM (EXW/SW/AW/FMF) Lance D. Kitchens
Command Master Chief
Master Chief Kitchens, a native of Lakeland, Florida, entered the U.S. Navy in 1989, attending recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.
His sea duty assignments included: Third Marine Division; USS NICHOLAS (FFG 47); Assault Craft Unit TWO; USS OAK HILL (LSD 51); Helicopter Combat Squadron TWO TWO; Riverine Squadron THREE.
His shore duty assignments included: Corpsman "A" School, Great Lakes, Illinois; Field Medical Service School, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia; Independent Duty Corpsman "C" School, Portsmouth, Virginia; Afloat Training Group Atlantic, and currently serves as the Command Master Chief at Coastal Riverine Group TWO.
His personal awards include: Meritorious Service Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Gold Star in lieu of Third Award); Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Gold Star in lieu of Second Award) and numerous campaign and unit awards.
Master Chief Kitchens is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy and The National Defense University Keystone course. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Emergency and Disaster management from Trident University and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Old Dominion University.