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CMDCM(SW/FMF) Ashley "Lee" Thomason
Command Master Chief

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Master Chief Thomason was raised in south Alabama and enlisted in the Navy in May 2001. He completed Recruit Training and Hospital Corpsman (HM) “A” School in Great Lakes, Illinois.

Upon graduation from HM “A” School, he reported to Naval Hospital Cherry Point, North Carolina, where he served as a General Duty Corpsman and Emergency Medical Technician.

Follow-on assignments include: Leading Petty Officer and Departmental 3MC aboard USS Carney (DDG 64); Instructor at Naval Hospital Corps School Great Lakes, IL; Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL) in 2d Medical Battalion and 2d Supply Battalion (Forward); SEL in U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, Italy, where he advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer; and Lead HM Enlisted Community Manager and Technical Advisor in BUPERS-3.

He was selected into the Command Master Chief Program in February 2018, and reported to USS Mitscher (DDG 57) in August 2018, where he currently serves as the Command Master Chief.

Master Chief Thomason is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 170 Blue) and Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course (Class 18120). He is designated as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist, and Master Training Specialist. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Management. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit and service awards.