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Command Master Chief
Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87
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Command Master Chief
CMDCM (AW/SW) Bruce A. Lynch

CMCCommand Master Chief (CMC) Bruce A. Lynch Jr. is a native of Harlem, New York.  He enlisted in the US Navy in July 2003, and reported to Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois.  Following basic training, he attended the Aviation Machinist Mate initial training course in Pensacola, Florida where he graduated with knowledge on basic engine, secondary power, and fuel systems for naval aircraft. 

Lynch’s first operational tour was with the "Pukin Dogs" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 with whom he completed two combat deployments onboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.  In March of 2010, he reported to Navy Recruiting District New York where he served as a recruiter and leading petty officer of Navy Recruiting Stations Westchester Square and White Plains Rd.  His success led to selection as a chief petty officer in 2012.

In 2013, Lynch returned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia for assignment to “The Sunliners” of VFA-81 where he completed a combat deployment onboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. During this tour he served as the leading chief petty officer for the aircraft and line divisions, the flight deck coordinator, and finally as the maintenance desk safe-for-flight chief petty officer.

Following his tour with the “Sunliners, Lynch reported for a second tour to the “Gladiators” of VFA-106 where he served as the maintenance desk safe-for-flight chief, and the tactical air demonstration team chief petty officer, which led to his selection as a senior chief petty officer in 2016.

In December 2016, Lynch joined the “Blue Blasters” of VFA-34, where he completed a deployment onboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and the 2018 Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC). During this tour Lynch held the interim position of Maintenance Master Chief Petty Officer (MMCPO) until he was selected for the Command Master Chief program in 2021 where he filled a critical role as the command senior enlisted leader of Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia from September 2021 to July 2022. Lynch reported to the “Golden Warriors” of VFA-87 as command master chief in September 2022.

He holds an Associate’s Degree in Supervision and Management from Coastline Community College, a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 230 Red,) and CMC/Chief of the Boat (COB) course (Class 228). His personal decorations include a Meritorious Service Medal, 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.  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act  |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Veterans Crisis Line  |  VA Vet Center  |  FVAPDoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  NCIS Tips  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact Webmaster | Information quality | Public Use notice | Useful Links
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