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MCPON Stevens Announces Retirement

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens address midshipmen from the class of 2019 in Alumni Hall the U.S. Naval Academy on Aug. 11, 2015. US Navy

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens address midshipmen from the class of 2019 in Alumni Hall the U.S. Naval Academy on Aug. 11, 2015. US Navy

The Navy’s top enlisted sailor announced he plans to retire later this year according to a statement from the service.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens is set to leave the service in September after serving in the advisory role since 2012.

“In consultation with the Chief of Naval Operations, Theresa and I have requested and have been granted approval to retire on Sept. 2, 2016,” Stevens said in a statement.

Stevens joined the Navy in 1983 and after basic attended “Aviation Structural Mechanic Apprentice School in Millington, Tennessee, and his first duty assignment was with Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 2 in Rota, Spain,” read the statement.

The service is now soliciting for the next MCPON, “will be sent to eligible active-duty candidates via email from the MCPON. Eligible candidates for consideration will be all Fleet Master Chiefs. Additionally, all Command Master Chiefs with at least 18 months of service (as of September 2, 2016) at the three and four-star level will be eligible,” read the statement.

The following is the complete March 16, 2016 statement from the service.

WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens sent an email to his Leadership Mess March 16 announcing his decision to retire in September.

“In consultation with the Chief of Naval Operations, Theresa and I have requested and have been granted approval to retire on September 2, 2016,” said Stevens.

MCPON was born and raised in Montana. He graduated from Arlee High School in May 1983 and immediately entered the U.S. Navy attending basic training in San Diego in June 1983.

Stevens attended Aviation Structural Mechanic Apprentice School in Millington, Tennessee, and his first duty assignment was with Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 2 in Rota, Spain.

Stevens was advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer in October 2002. He went on to complete a number of operational and Command Master Chief tours to include U.S. 2nd Fleet and served as the 16th Fleet Master Chief for Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command.

Stevens’ academic achievements include a Bachelor of Science from Excelsior College; Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government “Leadership in Crisis”; Senior Enlisted Professional Military Education; Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education; and the National Defense University Keystone course. He is an honor graduate and the recipient of the prestigious Peter Tomich Award for exceptional military excellence from the Senior Enlisted Academy.

His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy Achievement Medal (six awards), the Coast Guard Achievement Medal with operational “O”, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Insignia, and Enlisted Naval Aircrew Wings.

Stevens became the 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy September 28, 2012. Details for the change of office will be announced at a later date.

The solicitation for the 14th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy will be sent to eligible active-duty candidates via email from the MCPON. Eligible candidates for consideration will be all Fleet Master Chiefs. Additionally, all Command Master Chiefs with at least 18 months of service (as of September 2, 2016) at the three and four star level will be eligible.

 

 

 

 

  • MisoSoupies

    MCPIN-Head Stevens single-handedly took down the Mess. There’s just no room in the enlisted ranks for wardroom stooges. No one should roll over on his/her people just to appease the brass. Such a spineless wuss… And addressing the midshitheads… Unbelievable. Actually, I take that back. If the enlisted heard he was coming to speak, he would have been talking to himself.