USS Sentry
"Sentinel of the Sea"
Executive Officer (April 2018 - Present)
LCDR Frank Lemene
Executive Officer

Lieutenant Commander Frank Lemene is a native of Belle Glade, Florida.  He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science Degree.

Following his commissioning, he reported for his first assignment aboard USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7), in 2007. He served as Assistant Damage Control Officer and completed an Arabian Gulf deployment in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Upon completion of his first sea duty assignment, he reported to the USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43), in 2010. He carried out the duties of the Navigator and Legal Officer and deployed to Haiti in support of Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE.

Upon completion of his initial sea duty, he reported to Military Sealift Command Atlantic (MSC LANT) in 2011 where he served as Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection (ATFP) Officer and Assistant Operations Officer. In 2014, he earned his Master of Science in Higher Education.

After completing Department Head School in Newport, Rhode Island, he was assigned to USS OAK HILL (LSD 51) as the Operations Officer in 2016. While onboard, he completed an Arabian Gulf deployment in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE and a surge deployment in support of PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2016. He assumed the duties as Executive Officer aboard USS SENTRY (MCM 3) in April of 2018.

Lieutenant Commander Lemene’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards).

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