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

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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Top Sea Service Enlisted Leaders Stress Importance of Sleep, Balanced Schedules

Top Sea Service Enlisted Leaders Stress Importance of Sleep, Balanced Schedules

A Marine sleeps during training at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California in Feb. 16, 2017. US Marine Corps Photo

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Among the most important lessons learned from the deadly ship collisions in the Pacific, aviation crashes and training accidents ashore came down to lack of sleep, the sea services top enlisted leaders told attendees at the Navy League’s 2018 Sea Air Space exposition on Wednesday. Read More

New MCPON Giordano Assumes Office

New MCPON Giordano Assumes Office

Fleet Master Chief Steven Giordano has been selected as the 14th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON). US Navy Photo

Fleet Master Chief Steven Giordano has been selected as the 14th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON). US Navy Photo

The Navy’s 14th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) took charge on Friday in a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard, the service announced. Read More

MCPON Stevens Announces Retirement

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. Read More

Document: MCPON's Letter to U.S. Navy Chiefs

Document: MCPON’s Letter to U.S. Navy Chiefs

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens in Bahrain on Nov. 26, 2014. US Navy Photo

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens in Bahrain on Nov. 26, 2014. US Navy Photo

The following is a Dec. 4, 2014 letter from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens on the roles and responsible of U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officers. Read More