USS Green Bay
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CMDCM (SW/AW) Lee G. Bethel
Command Master Chief (July 2010 - June 2013)

Command Master Chief Bethel is native of 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.


USS Green Bay (LPD 20) refueling at sea
USS Green Bay visits Port of Seattle to participate in the 61st annual Seattle Seafair Fleet Week
Sea Cadets work alongside Sailors during Seattle Seafair 2010
USS Green Bay (LPD 20) Sailor Boatswain Mate 2nd Class  Bryce Kessinger throws out the first pitch at the Seattle Mariners' Safe
Newly pinned Damage Controlman Chief Petty Officer John Parks (left) and Engineman Chief Petty Officer Kelly McKenna receive the
Green Bay, Wisconsin native Ensign Tim Mahoney gives members of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WI a tour of Green Bay.
A CH-46 Sea Knight sits on the flight deck of USS Green Bay as an AH-1 Cobra helicopter comes in for a landing.
USS GREEN BAY VBSS Team Training Exercise
Green Bay Participating in a Certification Exercise
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USS Green Bay (LPD 20) is underway in the Pacific Ocean during a scheduled deployment
Sailors and Marines run across the flight deck of USS Green Bay (LPD 20)
USS GREEN BAY (LPD 20) Quartermaster Views USS ARIZONA Memorial
USS Green Bay (lpd20)
Commanding Officer of USS Green Bay Promoted to Captain
Sailors and Marines assigned to USS Green Bay meet with students from Buddhist Ching Kok Secondary school
USS Green Bay Homecoming May 14, 2013
USS Green Bay Change Of Command Ceremony

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