USS PHILIPPINE SEA


CMDCM (SW) Lewis C. Jackson
Command Master Chief

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Master Chief Jackson enlisted in the United States Navy in April 1990. His first duty assignment was as a deck seaman on the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF 3).

In 1991, he moved to Naval Station, Norfolk, Va., where he performed general duty.

From 1992 to 1996, he was assigned as a deck supervisor onboard the command ship USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC 20) and the destroyer USS NICHOLSON (DD 982).

In June 1996 he transferred to the floating dry-dock USS OAK RIDGE where he served as a deck leading petty officer.

In June 1998, he reported to Naval Station, Mayport, Fl, where he served as a maintenance team leader.

In November 2001 he transferred to the guided missile destroyer USS THE SULLIVANS (DDG 68) as the deck leading petty officer until January 2005.

He then transferred to Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, Il, and assumed duties as a Recruit Division Commander (RDC). While serving as RDC, he was selected for Chief Petty Officer and Senior Chief Petty Officer.

From September 2008 to December 2011, he was assigned as the Operations Department Leading Chief Petty Officer onboard the guided missile frigate USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG 58).

He transferred to Military Enlisted Processing Station (MEPS) Cleveland, Ohio where he served as the Senior Enlisted Leader and was selected to the Command Senior Chief Program. In May 2013 he was selected to the rank of Master Chief. In October of 2013 he accepted orders as the Command Master Chief aboard USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58).

His professional military education includes the Command Leadership School, Senior Enlisted Academy, Leading Chief Petty Officer Leadership Course, Command Managed Equal Opportunity Course, and Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor Course. Master Chief Jackson holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Columbia College. He is certified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Officer of the Deck (underway) and Command Duty Officer.

His military awards and decorations include three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, six Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and various other service and unit awards.