Phone: 919-776-7541 ext. 2581


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree, Homeland Security, Campbell University Associate's Degree, Criminal Justice, Frederick Community College

SGM(R) Douglas C. Lynch

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Sergeant Major (Retired) Douglas C. Lynch was born in Berkshire, New York and graduated from Basset High School in Bassett, Virginia, where he attended JROTC for three years.  He joined the United States Army in 1987 as a Tactical Telecommunications Center Operator/Maintainer and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Advance Individual Training at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Sergeant Major Lynch’s military assignments include Telecommunications Center Operator/Maintainer and Assistant Division Communication Security Custodian, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 125th Signal Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Record Telecommunications Center Operator, Data Systems Unit, Record Communications Branch, White House Communications Agency, The White House, Washington D.C.; Noncommissioned Officer In Charge, Record Communications Branch, Camp David Detachment, White House Communications Agency, Camp David, Maryland; Drill Sergeant, Charlie and Bravo Company, 369th Signal Battalion and Bravo Company, 551st Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Communications Section Chief, Headquarters Support Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Equal Opportunity Advisor, 7th Signal Brigade and 5th Signal Command, Mannheim, Germany; First Sergeant Headquarters and Headquarters Company and Alpha Company, 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Mannheim Germany; Corps Information System Chief, Charlie Company, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Student, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, TX; G6 Sergeant Major, HHBN, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; G6 Sergeant Major, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, NC; CJ6 Sergeant Major, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; G6 Sergeant Major, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, NC.

Sergeant Major Lynch’s deployments include Firebase Orgun-E, Afghanistan with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group where he served as a Communications Team Chief for Operational Detachment 760 from September 2002 to January 2003, Combat Operations Base Speicher, Tikrit, Iraq, where he served as a First Sergeant for Alpha Company, 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion from July 2009 to July 2010, and CJ6 Sergeant Major for Operation Inherent Resolve at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait with duty in Iraq and Syria from August 2016 to September 2017.

Sergeant Major Lynch’s military and civilian education includes the Airborne and Air Assault Courses, Area NBC Officer Defense Course, Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced and Senior Noncommissioned Officer Courses, Drill Sergeant Course, Equal Opportunity Management Course, Equal Opportunity Advisors Course, First Sergeant Course, Sergeants Major Course (Class 63).  Sergeant Major Lynch has an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Frederick Community College, and a Bachelors Degree in Homeland Security from Campbell University.

Sergeant Major Lynch’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4th OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4th OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award (4th OLC), Good Conduct Medal (10th Award), National Defense Service Medal (w/Bronze Star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (w/Campaign Star), Iraqi Campaign Medal (w/Campaign Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2), Presidential Service Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Combat Action Badge, Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold), German Schutzenschnur (Silver), Driver/Mechanic Badge and Expert Marksmanship Badge (Pistol and Rifle).  Sergeant Major Lynch is a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and a recipient of the Bronze Order of Mercury.

Sergeant Major Lynch retired from active military service after 31 years, 21 days of honorable service to the nation.  He has been married to his wife, Michelle (who teaches Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, and Physical Science for Moore County's Virtual High School) since 1993 and they have three sons, Dayton, Spencer and Macallister.

In his free time, Sergeant Major Lynch likes to ride his motorcycle, hike, run, kayak, do yard work and spend time with his family.  His current goal is to through hike the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. 

SGM(R) Lynch credits JROTC for giving him a successful headstart in life, and he hopes to share that same experience with every cadet in the program.  The motto that he enlisted into the Army under, and which has driven his life accomplishments is, "BE, ALL THAT YOU CAN BE!" 

Favorite Quote: 

"It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be."                               ~ Albus Dumbledore