Command Master Chief (SW/AW) Larry A. Lynch a native of Woodbridge, Virginia, reported to Recruit Training Command, San Diego, California in June 1991. Upon completion of recruit training, he attended Radioman class “A” school before reporting to his first sea duty assignment. Due to a rating merger in 1999, he was converted to Information Systems Technician.
He has served in a myriad of sea and shore assignments, including USS Fort Fisher (LSD 40), USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), and USS Nimitz (CVN 68). His shore duty assignments include tours at Navy Recruiting District Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri, Navy Marine Corps Intranet Detachment San Diego, and Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa.
Since his selection to the Command Senior Enlisted (CSEL) program in 2008, he had the privilege of serving with Mine Countermeasure Crew Constant, where he served as Command Senior Chief aboard USS Warrior (MCM 10), USS Dextrous (MCM 13), and USS Chief (MCM 14). Following his selection to Master Chief Petty Officer in 2011 he has served as the Command Master Chief aboard USS Somerset (LPD 25), where he is a plankowner, USS Makin Island (LHD 8), Afloat Training Group San Diego and Afloat Training Group Pacific, and Commander, Carrier Strike Group Three, embarked onboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). He is presently serving as the Command Master Chief for Commander, United States 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy.
He completed nine shipboard deployments to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Central Command in support of Operations United Shield, Enduring, and Iraqi Freedom. He has also deployed with the joint task force to the Horn of Africa region.
Command Master Chief Lynch is a graduate of the U. S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 138/Green), Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course (Class 62), and has attended both the Executive Leadership Symposium and the Naval Postgraduate School Navy Senior Leader Seminar. He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various campaign and service medals.