Captain Lawrence D. Hill
Commanding Officer, Trident Refit Facility Kings Bay GA
Captain Hill is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Thomas Edison State College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology. He earned his Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Management from Webster University. He enlisted in the Navy in June 1977. After completing recruit training in Orlando, Florida, he attended Machinist’s Mate 'A' School in Great Lakes, Illinois and then proceeded to Nuclear Power Training in Orlando, Florida and Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Captain Hill served his enlisted sea tours onboard USS TEXAS (CGN 39), and USS VIRGINIA (CGN 38), completing deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic and Indian Ocean extended deployment. He stood watch as Engineering Officer of the Watch and Officer of the Deck underway. While aboard USS VIRGINIA (CGN), he was commissioned as an Ensign under the Limited Duty Officer program in 1987.
Captain Hill’s enlisted shore tour included Nuclear Power Training Unit Ballston Spa, New York, where he served as an instructor, Training EOOW and Staff Training Group Leader.
After his commissioning, he reported in July 1987 to the pre-commissioning unit for USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72), where he served as the Main Propulsion Technical Assistant. Following the ship’s commissioning and sea trials, he conducted the change of homeport with the ship to Alameda, California.
In April 1994, Captain Hill reported to USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) as the Reactor Mechanical Assistant. There he completed two Western Pacific deployments, including Operation DESERT STORM.
In July 1998, he reported to USS FRANK CABLE (AS 40), homeported in Agana, Guam. He served as the Production Management Assistant where the ship received two Battle Efficiency awards, the Meritorious Unit Commendation and was the Secretary of the Navy’s nomination for the Secretary of Defense’s Maintenance Award of the Year for two consecutive years.
His shore tours include Outside Machinery Division Officer and Submarine Base Quality Assurance Officer at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; the LDO/CWO Assignment Officer at the Bureau of Naval Personnel; the Material Officer at Naval Submarine Support Command, Pearl Harbor, for Submarine Squadron’s ONE, THREE and SEVEN; the Director of the Nuclear Field ‘A’ School; and the Executive Officer at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
In March 2005, he reported to the USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) as the Chief Engineer. He completed the maiden deployment to FIFTH FLEET AOR and a surge deployment to SEVENTH FLEET’s AOR. The ship received the Battle ‘E’ award and the Engineering ‘E’ and Red ‘DC’ for two consecutive years.
Captain Hill’s last tour was as the Deputy Shipyard Commander at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility from July 2009 to September 2012. During this tour the shipyard was awarded the Robert T. Mason Award for the best Large Depot Maintenance Facility in the Department of Defense, and the CNO Shore Safety Award for Large Industrial Facilities. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (six awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various unit and campaign awards.