After the deployment to Guantanamo Bay he transferred to U.S. Central Command working in J5 Planning and then transferred to Eighth District Contingency Planning. In 2006 he transferred to Sector Mobile and was working as the Sector Reserve Command Master Chief until selection as the Eighth District Reserve Command Master Chief.
Master Chief Lachman is a graduate of the Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer’s academy. His awards include Global War Terror Expeditionary, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, CG Unit Commendation Award (4), CG Meritorious Unit Commendation (3), Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (3) with M device, Bicentennial Unit Commendation, CG Meritorious Team Commendation (3), Commandant’s Letter Of Commendation, National Defense Service Medal (2), Humanitarian Service Medal, CG Special Operations Service Ribbon, CG Rifle Expert Medal, CG Pistol Expert Medal, CG Presidential Unit Citation, USAF Non-Commissioned Officer’s PME Graduate, CG Reserve Good Conduct (7), Transportation 9-11 Ribbon, and Department of Transportation Outstanding Unit Award.
Master Chief Lachman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and American Studies from Stetson University and a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from American Intercontinental University.