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Master Chief Petty Officer (AW/SW) Thomas E. Lintz, Command Master Chief, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve

CMDCM(AW/SW) Thomas E. Lintz

CMDCM(AW/SW) Lintz enlisted in the Navy in 1990.  He attended Recruit Training Command in Orlando, FL and Yeoman “A" School in Meridian, MS. 

Shore duty assignments include Flag Duty on the staff of Naval Military Personnel Command and the Bureau of Naval Personnel, NAVRESCEN Saginaw Michigan (awarded the Sidney Fields award as the top center in the region), NAVMARCORESCEN Salt Lake City, Utah (awarded the Sidney Fields award two consecutive years as the Best in the REDCOM) and Navy Operational Support Center, Quincy, Massachusetts and as Command Master Chief (CMC) at NOSC Ventura County.    
His sea duty assignments include USS SENTRY (MCM 3), Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 51, the Staff of Commander, Destroyer Squadron ONE serving as Sea Combat Commander for USS CARL VINSON Strike Group and ISIC for nine warships.  He completed Individual Augmentee assignments with Multi-National Force-Iraq and Multi-National Corps-Iraq, and Command Master Chief in USS KIDD (DDG 100) and Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 55.  CMDCM Lintz has completed deployments to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th Fleets and land areas in the U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility.
As a CMC he served in USS KIDD (DDG 100) from December 2010 to September 2013 leading the ship through a Seventh & Fifth Fleet Deployment with the JOHN C. STENNIS Strike Group, SRA, Basic Phase, INSURV and multiple fleet exercises.  While deployed, KIDD led the way in CARATs Bangladesh and Cambodia, served as the Flag Ship for CTF-151 with an embarked Pakistani Admiral and staff.  The KIDD successfully captured a group of Somali Pirates and rescued the pirated ship's Iranian crew.  During his tenure leading KIDD the crew was awarded two Battle 'E' awards (3 straight years of obtaining all five mission area excellence awards), three straight retention excellence (Golden Anchor) awards, the Navy Unit Commendation and the Meritorious Unit Commendation.
His second CMC tour was at Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Ventura County where he served as the Command Master Chief from October 2013 to August 2016.  During his time at with the NOSC over 150 personnel were promoted, the NOSC was awarded seven NOSC of the Quarter Awards and three straight NOSC of the Year awards by Commander, Navy Region Southwest Reserve Component Command; three Retention Excellence (RPPE) Awards and the three Health & Wellness Golden Ribbon Awards.
Most recent tour was serving as the CMC for VR-55.  While assigned the squadron completed multiple detachments to the U.S. Central, European, and Indo-Pacific Commands providing theater C-130 airlift logistical support.  During this time period the squadron was awarded the Battle 'E' Award, the CNO Safety Award, three CNAFR Blue 'M' Awards, and three RPPE Awards.

CMDCM Lintz has been awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), the Joint Service Achievement Medal (two awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), and various unit and campaign awards.  He is extremely proud of his six Battle 'E' awards received while serving on high performance teams that excelled at sea. He is a qualified Officer of the Deck (Underway), a Master Training Specialist, and both Enlisted Surface and Aviation Warfare Specialist Qualified.  He has a Bachelor Degree in Management and was the Honor Graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Class 133 (Gold) where he was on the Dean's List for Outstanding Academic Achievement.