|CMDCM (SW/AW) Lee G. Bethel
Command Master Chief
Command Master Chief Bethel was born and raised near Gadsden, AL where he graduated from Southside High School in 1987 and enlisted in the US Navy in 1988. He is a 2010 graduate of the US Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 60) and holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University.
His previous duty assignments in San Diego, CA include Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron TEN (HS 10) / Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment (NAMTRAGRUDET) North Island, Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light FOUR SEVEN (HSL 47), Helicopter Combat Support Squadron THREE (HC 3), H-60R/S Fleet Introduction Team, and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron FOUR ONE (HSM 41). His overseas duty tours were in Helicopter Combat Support Squadron FIVE (HC 5) in Agana, Guam and Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE FIVE (VAW 115) in Atsugi, Japan. He has deployed onboard the USS KINKAID (DD 965), USS DOYLE (FFG-39), USS PAUL F. FOSTER (DD 964) and numerous deployments with the USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) and Carrier Air Wing FIVE (CVW 5).
Command Master Chief Bethel’s awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (four awards), Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (two awards), Army Superior Unit Award, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation (Operations), and various other service and campaign awards.
He assumed duties as Command Master Chief of USS GREEN BAY (LPD 20) in July 2010.