Western Region

Lieutenant Commander DeCrisha A. Nolan, USN

A Texas native, LCDR DeCrisha Nolan is a 2008 graduate of Prairie View A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and commissioned into the U.S. Navy through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC). 

LCDR Nolan’s divisional officer tours include the guided missile destroyer,  USS ROSS (DDG-71) out of Norfolk, Virginia. Her accomplishments while onboard as the Communications Officer include designation as a Surface
Warfare Officer, deployment to Fifth Fleet operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and earning the Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW) letter. Next,  LCDR Nolan embarked COMPHIBRON Four as the N3A/ N7A. Her responsibilities included the short-range operational tracking, training requirements and certifications, and Anti-Terrorism Force Protection for the Kearsarge Amphibious Readiness Group.

Her shore tours include Naval Information Forces, formerly Navy Cyber Forces, as the Electronic Warfare for the Fleet Electronic Warfare Center. During that tour, LCDR Nolan lateral transferred into Human Resources Community. LCDR Nolan was reassigned to the Fort Lee Military Entrance Processing Center as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer, sustaining USMEPCOM’s mission and strategic vision committed to sustaining the quality of our All-Volunteer Force to serve in the Nation’s Armed Forces.

LCDR Nolan’s accomplishments include selection as USMEPCOM Eastern Sector’s FY16 Company Grade Officer of the Year, nomination by USMEPCOM for HR Community Junior Officer of the Year. Her military awards include a Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal and Joint Service Achievement Medal.

She successfully completed the HR Introductory Course, Joint Professional Military Education Phase I, and the Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Juvenile Justice from PVAMU.

LCDR Nolan currently attends Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California pursuing a Master of Science in Management under Manpower Systems Analysis curriculum. She is a Life Member of the National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) and currently serves as the organizations’ Western Region Vice President.