Master Chief Musician Luis O. Lebrón, a native of Humacao, Puerto Rico, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in August 1996 and attended recruit training in Great Lakes, Illinois. Upon graduation, he attended musician “A” school in Norfolk, Virginia and later reported to Navy Band Great Lakes, Illinois where he served as clarinet/saxophone instrumentalist.
In January 2000, Lebrón reported to U.S. Fleet Forces Band in Norfolk, Virginia and served as a saxophone instrumentalist for the U.S. Navy Show Band (“La Banda UNITAS”), where he toured extensively throughout the Caribbean and South America on numerous platforms, including USS Klakring (FFG 42), USS O’Bannon (DD 987), and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). In January 2005, he reported to Navy Band Southeast in Jacksonville, Florida and served as the unit leader of numerous small ensembles and as the band’s leading petty officer.
His next tour duty took him to the senior musician course at the Naval School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia. Upon graduation, he reported to the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band in Naples, Italy serving as the band’s leading petty officer before being promoted to chief petty officer. His duties included operations coordinator, administrative department head, and CPOIC of numerous ensembles touring throughout Europe and Africa. In June 2014, Lebrón reported to Fleet Band Activities in Millington, Tennessee for duty as the materiel manager, where he was responsible for the acquisition, repair, and transfer of minor and sub-minor property for all fleet bands. In June 2017, Lebrón reported to U.S. 7th Fleet Band in Yokosuka, Japan, were he served as their senior enlisted leader/assistant director.
Lebrón is currently serving as the senior enlisted leader/assistant director for the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band. He is a graduate of the Navy’s senior enlisted academy, Class 199 Gray and the CMC/COB course, Class 196. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (4 awards) and numerous unit and campaign decorations.