New MCPON Announced
Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), selected Fleet Master Chief (AW/NAC) Mike Stevensto become the 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) this week. Stevens, who is currently the top sailor at Fleet Forces Command will relieve MCPON Rick West in a ceremony slated for late September.
The position of MCPON was created by legislation in 1966 that was strongly supported by FRA. MCPON is the senior enlisted member of the U.S. Navy and is appointed by the CNO to serve as an advisor to the highest positions in the Navy on issues impacting enlisted personnel.