Command Master Chief Lucas M. Pullen assumed the duties as the Command Master Chief of Pacific Area on 25 May 2021 where he serves as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for all U.S. Coast Guard missions from the Rocky Mountains to waters off the East Coast of Africa, encompassing four Coast Guard Districts. Most recently, CMC Pullen served in a joint military assignment as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for the Combined Maritime Forces in Manama, Bahrain.
Originally from Davis, OK, CMC Pullen enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in August of 1998. CMC Pullen's previous assignments include Command Master Chief Coast Guard Sector Guam, Officer In Charge, USCGC KINGFISHER, Panama City, FL; Officer in Charge, USCGC COHO, Panama City, FL; Officer in Charge, Station Oxford, MD; Executive Petty Officer, Station Yankeetown, FL; Executive Petty Officer, USCGC PELICAN, Abbeville, LA; Coxswain Instructor, Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, VA; USCGC GALVESTON ISLAND, Apra Harbor, Guam; and Station South Padre Island, TX.
CMC Pullen’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, four Coast Guard Achievement Medals, the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service medal Navy Flag Letter of Commendation, three Coast Guard Overseas Service Ribbons, Army NonCommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 5, and other personal and service awards. He has earned a permanent Cutterman insignia, Advanced Boat Forces Operations insignia, Coxswain insignia, Command Afloat and Ashore devices, and Command Master Chief (Silver and Gold Badge) insignias.
CMC Pullen is a graduate of Class 68 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy; Class 58 of the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course; Class 170 of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy; the Maritime Law Enforcement Academy and other service-related schools. CMC Pullen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from American Military University, and a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso.
CMC Pullen is proudly married to his best friend of 20 years Marcy Pullen and they have three children, Tucker, Cheyenne, and Levi.