Lynn, Amechi Story

Staff Sergeant (SSG) Amechi Lynn is 40 years old and was born in Dallas, Texas.  He joined the Army May 05, 1999 and conducted his basic training at Fort Benning Georgia.  His Advanced amechi2Individual Training was at Fort Gordon, Georgia, being part of the Signal Corps as a 31C (Radio Operator Maintainer).  Arriving at his first duty station, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, he was assigned in December 2000, to the 112th Special Operations Signal Unit.  While at the 112th, SSG Lynn and his team were chosen to be part of the “Black Hawk Down” movie with signal support to the Jerry Bruckheimer Production Company, 160th Special Operations Aviation unit and 75th Ranger Regiment in Morocco, Africa.

In 2002, SSG Lynn was selected and found himself deploying again and attached to 3rd Special Forces Group on a Special Mission Unit to Yemen.  This was the first time a U.S. training force had conducted operations inside Yemen, while providing personal security detail and communications support package in the embassy of Sanaa in 2002.

Shortly after his return, SSG Lynn re-enlisted to 3rd Special Forces Group, 1st Battalion (Airborne) in 2003.  After his short stay at his new unit, he found himself deploying to Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.  In 2008, he opted to transfer to 3rd Battalion 3rd Special Forces Group where he found himself deploying again with his new unit in 2008, and 2010.  SSG Lynn has been involved in several campaigns, as well as in conducting operations in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.  

amechi4In February of 2012, SSG Lynn was assigned to U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.  ARCYBER is a very sensitive assignment, which conducts 24-hour real time, real world cyber intelligence operations for all Department of Defense, Army agencies, National Security Agencies and its counterparts.  NCOIC of the g34 section he has conducted various briefs to the white house staff, and pentagon elected officials.  His briefings on cyberspace operations in conducting offensive and defensive measures to protect our nation’s and government’s assets included Sergeant Major of the Army Chandler, Secretary of Defense Panetta, Secretary of the Army John McHugh, and other U.S. and NATO allies.  In 2015, SSG Lynn was selected to join the 2016 Presidential Inaugural Detail in Washington DC.  

He is currently serving at Fort McNair in the J6 department planning, implementing and communications with the Secret Service and other involved government agencies across the board for upcoming inauguration.  His military education includes Master Resiliency Trainers Course, Bus Drivers Course, Gryphon Group Security Solutions, Surveillance and Counter-surveillance, Evasive Driving and Security Tactics, Mid-South Shooting School, Blackwater Shooting School, weapons training, security management, cyber security fundamentals, Host Base Security Systems Course, Multi-tact Satellite Communications, Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Seniors Leaders Course, and Airborne School.

Awards and decorations are (1) Meritorious Service Medal, (6) Army Commendation Medals, (1) Joint Service Achievement Medal, (3) Army amechi3Achievement Medals, (5) Good Conduct Medals, (1) National Defense Service Medal, (1) Afghanistan Campaign Medal, (1) Global War on Terrorism Medal.  His badges include Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge and Master Drivers Badge.  He also has Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal Ribbon, Army Meritorious Unit Citation Award, Army Superior Unit Award and Joint Meritorious Unit Award.

In his spare time, he is a loving father and has coached youth football for 10 years on Fort Bragg and Fort Belvoir.  Like his mother before him, he loves mentoring youth and teaches resilience
training and methods in his coaching, and classes and seminars to Belvoir post Child Development Centers.  He is currently submitted for the Army Volunteer Outstanding Service Medal.