Electronics Technician 1st
Class (SEAL) Jeffrey A. Lucas was born on 17
September 1971. He grew up in Corhett, Oregon.
Jeff chose his career path early in fourth grade
when he wrote a paper about all the Special
Forces, Green Berets, Army Rangers, Marine Recon,
and Navy SEALs, but said one day he wanted to be a
Navy SEAL because they were the best. Upon
high school in 1989, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.
After graduating recruit training and Electronics
Technician "A' school, he transferred to
Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific, Pearl
Harbor, Hawaii. After Hawaii he transferred
to the Branch Medical Clinic, San Diego,
California, from May 1991 to June 1993.
He entered Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL in
June 1993, graduating with class 191 in January
1994. After graduation, he reported to SEAL Team
ONE, San Diego, California, from 1994 to 1999.
Jeff came to the East Coast in 1999 and was
assigned to Naval Special Warfare Development
Group, Dam Neck for a year. Later he transferred
to SEAL Team EIGHT for a year before coming to
SEAL Team TEN in March 2002.
As a Leading Petty Officer, Jeff was known for his
leadership. His enthusiasm and quick wit was
portrayed in everything he did. He was considered
a very funny man who was guaranteed to put a smile
on the face of all in his presence. His ten years
as a Navy SEAL has allowed him to create a laundry
list of qualifications; such as sniper, sniper
instructor, and military freefall parachutist to
name a few. Jeff was an expert in every
qualification and was known for his innovation and
constant tinkering with his gear.
His medals include a Bronze Star (with
"V" for Valor), Purple Heart, Navy and
Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 awards), Combat
Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal (2
awards), Armed Forces Service Medal, Kosovo
Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global
War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian
Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Medal (4
awards), NATO Medal, Rifle Expert, and Expert
Jeff is survived by his wife Rhonda and his
four-year-old son Seth.