Command Senior Chief Lynch, a native of Harlem, New York, enlisted in the Navy in July 2003. After Basic Training Great Lakes, Illinois, he completed Aviation Machinist Mate (AD) “A” School in Pensacola, FL and was assigned to the “GLADIATORS” of Strike Fighter Squadron ONE ZERO SIX (VFA-106) at NAS Oceana, Virginia. Subsequent Sea Duty tours include the World Famous “PUKIN DOGS” of Strike Fighter Squadron ONE FOUR THREE (VFA-143), the “SUNLINERS” of Strike Fighter Squadron EIGHT ONE (VFA-81), the “BLUE BLASTERS” of Strike Fighter Squadron THREE FOUR (VFA-34).
His sea tours have taken him on four combat deployments aboard USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) and the USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70)
His Shore Duty assignments include two tours at the “GLADIATORS” of Strike Fighter Squadron ONE ZERO SIX (VFA-106) at NAS Oceana, Virginia and Navy Recruiting District NEW YORK where he qualified as a Leading Chief Petty Officer and Recruiter.
His personal decorations include four Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, five Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and various Unit Commendations. He is also qualified as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist and Surface Warfare Specialist.