9-28-2012

Stevens Becomes 13th MCPON

FRA congratulates FORCM Michael Stevens as he becomes the 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) today.  FRA staff was on hand during the change of watch ceremony where Stevens relieved MCPON-12 Rick West. Stevens, who previously served as theFleet Master Chief for U.S. Fleet Forces Command, is a Montana native and joined the Navy in 1983.

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.