Command Master Chief
CMC Ryan J. Lamkin
Master Chief Lamkin is a native of New Orleans, La., and raised in Pensacola, Fl. He enlisted in the Navy in September 1990 and attended Basic Training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Il.
His sea tours include; USS Forrestal (CV 59), two tours on USS Boone (FFG 28), USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), USS Simon Lake (AS 33), USS Taylor (FFG 50), USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49), USS Simpson (FFG 56), and Command Master Chief of USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) and the 2019 Battle “E” winner USS BATAAN (LHD-5).
His shore tours include; two tours as a Recruit Division Commander at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, United States Naval Academy and Command Master Chief of Naval Station Great Lakes.
Master Chief Lamkin assumed his current assignment as the Command Master Chief for Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Pensacola in January 2021.
Master Chief Lamkin is qualified Enlisted Surface/Aviation/Information Warfare Specialist, Craftmaster, and is certified LEAN Six Sigma Champion, LEAN Six Sigma Yellow Belt, and Master Training Specialist. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards) and numerous campaign medals and ribbons. He is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy Class 171 (Brown), CMC/COB class 113, CNIC’s Senior Shore Leadership Course, and NSTC LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt Course. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from University of Maryland University College and an Assoc iates of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Oceanography Technology from Coastline Community College.