MCPON Wraps Up Leadership Mess Symposium in Suffolk, Virginia

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens concluded his annual Leadership Mess Symposium in Suffolk, Virginia, Oct. 24, which included more than 100 fleet, force, and flag-level command master chiefs.

The symposium was an opportunity to bring Leadership Mess members together to communicate, network, and receive information from MCPON and other senior Navy leaders.

The four-day event featured discussions on a wide range of topics including senior enlisted leader expectations, bystander intervention, ethics, and updates from the numbered fleets. Friday’s schedule included a visit from Chief of Information (CHINFO) Rear Adm. Dawn E. Cutler, who spoke at length about the ever-expanding role of social media in today’s world.

Social media can have a far reaching impact, Cutler explained, which is why she encouraged the senior enlisted leaders to learn to use it effectively.

As the last day of the symposium came to an end, MCPON thanked the Leadership Mess for making the time to attend and participate in the forum.

During his closing remarks, MCPON reminded the leadership mess that the Navy is one very large family.

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