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Master Chief Lonsdale, a native of San Diego, CA, joined the Navy on October 2, 1996 and attended boot camp at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes. He graduated from Electronics Technician “A” School, Great Lakes, in February of 1998 and served as an Electronics Technician from 1998-2012. He was selected for the Command Master Chief Program in February of 2012.

His fleet assignments include USS SPRUANCE (DD 963) as Combat Electronics Leading Petty Officer; Carrier Tactical Support Center Ashore (CV-TSC) Mobile Training Team as Instructor and Maintenance Department Leading Petty Officer; USS SIMPSON (FFG 56) as Combat Systems Department Leading Chief Petty Officer; Afloat Training Group (ATG) Mayport as Operations Department Leading Chief Petty Officer and Training Liaison Officer; USS SAMUEL B ROBERTS (FFG 58) as Command Master Chief; USS CARNEY (DDG 64) as Command Master Chief; and Naval Surface Squadron FOURTEEN as Command Master Chief. Currently he is assigned as Command Master Chief of Naval Support Activity (NSA) Charleston.

During his at-sea fleet assignments, Lonsdale conducted six extended overseas deployments to 4th, 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of national tasking, NATO Operations and various campaigns.

Lonsdale is a graduate and Academic Award Winner of the Senior Enlisted Academy Class 166, Command Master Chief Course, and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Excelsior College, Albany, NY. Additionally, he has earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Master Training Specialist, and Afloat Training Specialist designations.

2002 Instructor Delivery Continuum / Journeyman Instructor Training
2003 Task Base Curriculum Development
2006 Combat Systems Senior Enlisted
2007 Surface Rescue Swimmer
2008 Associate Degree in Education, Excelsior College
2009 Command Fitness Leader
2011 Baccalaureate Degree in Business, Excelsior College
2012 Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 166
2012 CMDCM / COB Course
2016 MCPON’s Executive Leadership Symposium, Norfolk, VA

1. July 1998 – February 2002, Combat Electronics LPO, DD 963 Spruance, Mayport, FL
2. June 2002 – June 2005, Instructor / Maintenance Division LPO, Carrier Tactical Support Center, Mayport, FL
3. July 2005 – September 2008, Combat Systems Department LCPO, FFG 56 Simpson, Mayport, FL
4. October 2008 – April 2012, Operations Department LCPO, Afloat Training Group Mayport, Mayport, FL
5. June 2012 – January 2013, Command Master Chief, FFG 58 Samuel B Roberts, Mayport, FL
6. February 2013 – March 2016, Command Master Chief, DDG 64 Carney, Rota, Spain
7. March 2016 – July 2018, Command Master Chief, Naval Surface Squadron 14, Mayport, FL
8. August 2018 – Present, Command Master Chief, Naval Support Activity Charleston, Charleston, SC


Meritorious Service Medal (two awards)
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards)
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards)

Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist
Master Training Specialist
CIC Watch Officer
Officer of the Deck (Underway)
Afloat Training Specialist
ATG Training Liaison Officer

Command Master Chief – 1 July 2012

(Current as of September 2018)