Senior Enlisted Leader
QMCS(SW) Matthew R. Lashley
Senior Enlisted Leader

Master Chief Lashley hails from Stockton, CA and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June, 1999. After completing Boot Camp at RTC Great Lakes, he attended Quartermaster “A” School in Great Lakes, IL. His first duty assignment was with USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) in Yokosuka, Japan.

His subsequent tours include COMSEVENTHFLT in Yokosuka, Japan were he served as the Leading Petty Officer and advance to First Class Petty Officer. In 2005, QM1 Lashley transferred to the USS JOHN S MCCAIN (DDG 56). In 2008 QM1 Lashley transferred to Recruit Training Command to become a company commander to help transform over 440 civilians into Sailors and selected to be a Fleet Quality Assurance (FQA) Inspector. He earned his Master Training Specialist and was advanced to Chief Petty Officer.

In 2011, Chief Lashley served as the Leading Chief Petty Officer for Navigation/Admin Department onboard USS MCCAMPBELL (DDG 85) where he completed multiple deployments and was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer.

Senior Chief Lashley graduated from Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 178 “Blue”) in February 2014, as an honor graduate and the recipient of the prestigious Peter Tomich Award for exceptional military excellence. He reported to Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific as the senior Navigation trainer and Assessor, he earned his Afloat Training Specialist and was selected to Master Chief Petty Officer in April 2016.

He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from American Intercontinental University.

His personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Achievement Medal (four awards), and Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist Insignia.

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