USS Paul Hamilton
"The Courage to Prevail"
Command Master Chief (February 7, 2017 - Present)
CMDCM(SW/EXW/AW/IW) Lucas W. Jenkins
Command Master Chief (February 2017 - April 2019)

Command Master Chief Jenkins is a native of St. Louis, MO. He entered active naval service in March 1999 and reported to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. Upon completion of recruit training he attended Gunner’s Mate “A” School followed by MK45 5”/54 Caliber Gunner’s Mate “C” School in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

In 2001 on USS SPRUANCE (DD 963), he participated in Operation NOBLE EAGLE, and in 2002, he deployed to the Mediterranean Sea in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

Master Chief Jenkins then reported to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL as a Water Survival Instructor. During his tour, he advanced to GM1 and received follow-on orders to MK75 76mm Gunner’s Mate “C” School in Virginia Beach, VA. In 2006, during his “C” School, he was selected and promoted to Chief Petty Officer and subsequently received orders to USS ELROD (FFG 55) in Norfolk, VA.

Assigned as CG and AT/FP Division LCPO, he completed a successful deployment in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM to the Northern Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, and participated in Africa Partnership Station. In 2009, he successfully screened and was selected for assignment to Naval Special Warfare Development Group in Virginia Beach, VA.

Soon after reporting, he was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer and assigned as Combat Systems Department and Range Division LCPO. He completed Joint Special Operations Task Force combat support deployments to Afghanistan as a Deputy Chief of Operations/Senior Enlisted Advisor and to the Horn of Africa AOR also as a Senior Enlisted Advisor.

In 2013, he was board-selected into the Command Senior Chief program and received orders to Littoral Combat Ship Crew 204 in San Diego, CA as the Command Senior Chief. And, in 2016, he was advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer. He completed numerous rotational on-hull periods on USS CORONADO (LCS 4) and successfully executed RIMPAC 2016 and the maiden overseas 7th Fleet deployment of the Independence-class of ship on USS CORONADO (LCS 4).

In February 2017, he assumed duties as the Command Master Chief of USS PAUL HAMILTON (DDG 60) in San Diego, CA.

He is a graduate of the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 169 and the Command Master Chief Course.

Master Chief Jenkins’ personal awards include: Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6 awards).

He is a Master Training Specialist and is authorized to wear the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Expeditionary Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, and Enlisted Information Warfare Specialist insignias.



Paul Hamilton

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(March 12, 2016 - Present)
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August 19, 2017 - Present
December 5, 2017 - Present
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