Tag Archives: Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)

New Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Honea Assumes Office

New Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Honea Assumes Office

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) James Honea delivers remarks during the MCPON Change of Office ceremony held at Mahan Hall, United States Naval Academy, on Sept. 8, 2022. US Navy Photo

James Honea became the latest master chief petty officer of the Navy during a change of office ceremony held at the Naval Academy last week.

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Navy Child Care Waitlist for On-Base Services is 9,000 Kids Long

Navy Child Care Waitlist for On-Base Services is 9,000 Kids Long

Capt. Mary Seymour, Naval Support Activity Bethesda Commanding Officer, reads to children during a Story Time event held at the Child Development Center on NSA Bethesda on April 9, 2019. US Navy Photo

The Navy has 9,000 infants and toddlers that its child care centers don’t have room for, and the service is now seeking help from off-base facilities in fleet concentration areas as that wait list shows no sign of shrinking. Read More

MCPON, SMMC: Military Childcare is a Critical Readiness Issue

MCPON, SMMC: Military Childcare is a Critical Readiness Issue

Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Ronald Green and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith speak to an audience at the Maritime Security Dialogue hosted by USNI at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Navy photo.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Navy and Marine Corps’ top non-commissioned officers say finding affordable childcare is critical to personnel retention. Read More

Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith Named Temporary MCPON

Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith Named Temporary MCPON

Fleet Master Chief Russell L. Smith. US Navy Photo

The chief of naval operations assigned Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith to temporarily serve as the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) until a permanent replacement can be found for the previous MCPON, who resigned yesterday amid claims he had created a toxic work environment.

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