United States Navy
CMDCM Michael Adam Lucas was born in Brasov, Transylvania, (ethnic
Hungarian) Romania. He immigrated to the United States in March, 1975.
Master Chief Lucas joined the Navy after becoming a US citizen in Sep 1984.
After eight months of DEP he began Boot camp on May, 13, 1985 (on his 22-nd
birthday). He went on to complete Enlisted Basic Aviation Training (EBAT),
Basic Electricity and Electronics (BEE), Avionics "A" school (AVA), and
Advanced First Term Avionics (AFTA) all in-service schools for ATs. He
received H-3 Fleet Replacement Aviation Maintenance Personnel (FRAMP)
training at HS-10, June to November of 1986. His first official command was
HS-16 Nighthawks NASNI. This was a Pre-commissioning (PRECOM) and
De-commissioning (DECOM) unit with CAG-10. HS-16 lasted less than two
years. It was commissioned Sep 1986 and decommissioned May 1988. Upon the
decommissioning of HS-16 he transferred to the HS-2 Golden Falcons.
served the Golden Falcons for four years and two WESTPACs one with H-3
Seakings and One with H-60F Seahawks. He advanced to AT1 at HS-2 and
transferred to HS-10 CMT unit as the first H-60F instructor with fleet
experience. In 1995 he was selected to CPO and he transferred to VAW-117
where he completed one WESTPAC and two Counter Narcotics deployments. He
then transferred to COMHSLWP in1999. He was advanced to ATCS in 2000. Jan
2002 he transferred to the VAW-124 Bearaces in Norfolk VA. With the
Bearaces fulfilled the roles of QAS, MMCPO/8300 and finally CMC.
then transferred back to SoCal to the HSL-43 Battlecats, where he began as
QAS and took over as MMCPO for over a year at which time he was advanced to
AVCM. He then took orders to the best "L" class ship in the fleet as the
AIMD Maintenance Master Chef and LCPO. He was selected to the CMC program
while onboard the USS Bonhomme Richard and now has orders to the HS-10