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  • 1 August 2013
    Training & Education

      The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) hosted a visit by the Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) and the Fleet Master Chief of Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) July 29. With only four fleet master chiefs in the Navy, Fleet Master Chief April Beldo assumed her duties in March. During her time […]

  • 26 January 2015
    Authorities

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12 Command Master Chief Petty Officer Bryan Bymer was relieved of his duties Jan. 23 as a result of misconduct. Following an official investigation, Commanding Officer of EODMU-12 Cmdr. Ken Kleinschnittger relieved Bymer due to admitted fraternization that occurred at a previous duty station. Bymer has been temporarily reassigned […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Authorities

    Cmdr. Peter Schnappauf III, commanding officer, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 relieved Command Master Chief (CMDCM) Roy B. Carter of his duties as the squadron’s command master chief June 24 due to Carter’s unsatisfactory performance as the senior enlisted leader over an extended period of time.   Carter has been reassigned to Commander, Helicopter […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Authorities

    The command master chief of USS Pinckney (DDG 91) was relieved of his duties, July 13, due to loss of confidence in his ability to fulfill his role and responsibilities. Command Master Chief (AW/SW) Ralph S. Crowder III was relieved by Rear Adm. Patrick Piercey, commander of Carrier Strike Group 9. Command Master Chief Medea […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Authorities

    The command master chief of USS Dewey (DDG 105), Master Chief Petty Officer Joe Grgetich, was relieved of his duties Aug. 21 by the commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1, Capt. Lyle Stuffle, due to his loss of confidence in Grgetich’s ability to fulfill his role as the command master chief.   Senior Chief Petty […]

  • 6 October 2014
    Authorities

    The command master chief of USS Stout (DDG 55) was relieved of his duties Oct. 3. Command Master Chief (SW/FMF/MCD/FPJ) Albert Marcucci was relieved of his duties by USS Stout (DDG 55) Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Andrew Fitzpatrick following non-judicial punishment proceedings. Marcucci, began serving as Stout’s command master chief in May 2013, has been temporarily […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Authorities

    The command master chief of USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), Master Chief Petty Officer Adrian McCown, was relieved of his duties October 2, 2015 by the commanding officer of USS Michael Murphy, Cmdr. Todd E. Hutchison, due to a loss in confidence in his ability to perform the duties as command master chief. The decision […]

  • 22 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) visited Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) June 19. During the visit, MCPON (SS/SW) Rick D. West, was briefed on NAVSUP’s Shipmates to Workmates program, the Navy Cash Program, and new training initiatives for Navy culinary specialists (CSs) to boost their skills and service to Sailors around the […]

  • 14 January 2019
    Authorities

    The US Navy has selected a Navy SEAL to serve as Fleet Master Chief for the first time in the service’s history, US Naval Forces Europe-Africa commander Adm. James G. Foggo III has announced. Force Master Chief Derrick Walters will succeed Fleet Master Chief Raymond Kemp as Fleet Master Chief for US Naval Forces Europe-Africa in […]

  • 7 May 2014
    Authorities

    Hundreds of friends and shipmates gathered together to honor the life and military service of a USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) crew member, May 2.   Master Chief Fire Controlman (SW) Mark A. Dinyar, who had been a member of the Mobile Bay crew since September 2007, died unexpectedly April 19 just six months short […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (SS/SW) Rick D. West visited the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to speak to Sailors and civilians during an all hands call March 26. MCPON toured the SPAWAR command, including the Ballistic Missile Defense Systems Combined Test Bed Lab at the SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific […]

  • 5 April 2017
    Training & Education

    Australia’s amphibious ships are driving responsibility and challenges to all levels of the crew, with leading seamen taking ‘commanding’ roles on the new landing craft. Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Edward Holcombe is one of those sailors, in charge of one of HMAS Adelaide’s landing craft – critical to the operational capability of the ‘mother-ship’. The […]

  • 14 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(AW/NAC) Mike D. Stevens visited Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Nov. 8-10, to discuss his ‘Zeroing in on Excellence’ initiative. MCPON met with area chiefs to discuss his initiative that he released in four letters to the Chiefs’ Mess Nov. 6, and used this trip as his first opportunity […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Authorities

    The 23rd master blaster of the Navy was pinned during a ceremony in San Diego, Jan. 18. During the ceremony, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Master Chief (EWS) John Carr assumed the title of master blaster from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Master Chief (EWS) Stephen Treadwell Jones with fellow EOD Sailors, family members, and friends in attendance. The […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from Submarine Group (COMSUBGRU) 2 welcomed a new command master chief March 15. COMSUBGRU 2 Command Master Chief Andrew Smith relieved Command Master Chief Wesley Koshoffer. Koshoffer’s pivotal role as the command master chief was to work with the command master chiefs from submarine squadrons and major commands to ensure that enlisted personnel are […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Authorities

    Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) gathered in the ship’s forecastle to celebrate the frocking of the ship’s five newest master chief petty officers, May 8.   Ike’s newest master chiefs are: Master Chief Logistics Specialist Lori C. Brown, Master Chief Aviation Electronics Technician Raymond J. Fisher, Master […]

  • 18 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander, Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 2, Capt. James Hamblet, relieved Capt. David Hunter of his duties Feb. 15 as commanding officer Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 12 due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command, a result of mismanagement of personnel matters and unprofessional behavior. MSRON 12 Command Master Chief, Operations Specialist […]

  • 25 August 2015
    Authorities

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Susan Whitman paid a visit to the Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyers USS Hopper (DDG 70) and USS Michael Murphy (DDG112) Aug. 19 and 20 respectively. Whitman assumed the duties of the 17th Fleet Master Chief for the U.S. Pacific Fleet Aug 13., the 17th Fleet Master Chief for the […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Authorities

    The US Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson announced that Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith has temporarily assumed the duties of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON). The announcement follows the resignation of Master Chief Steven Giordano who stepped down after reports emerged he had created a toxic work environment. […]

  • 30 October 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) concluded his annual Leadership Mess Symposium in Suffolk, Va., Oct. 28, which included more than 100 Fleet, Force and flag-level command master chiefs. The goal of the symposium was to deliver clear, concise communication on Navy programs and practices to the Navy’s top enlisted leaders for continued […]

  • 28 June 2012
    Authorities

    The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Jonathan Greenert, announced his selection of FLTCM (AW/NAC) Michael D. Stevens as the 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) at a Pentagon press conference June 27. “I was extremely proud to have such a highly and fully qualified group of candidates,” said Greenert. “After a thorough […]

  • 30 August 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy has appointed Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith as its 15th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON). The decision was announced by Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson on August 29. Smith is taking over from Master Chief Steven Giordano who stepped down on June 21 after reports emerged he had created […]

  • 17 April 2015
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Fleet Master Chief for the U.S. Pacific Fleet was relieved of his duties April 16. Fleet Master Chief (FLTCM) Marco A. Ramirez was relieved by commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. Harry Harris Jr. due to lack of confidence. The action resulted from the initial findings of an investigation which determined that Ramirez had […]

  • 5 September 2011
    Authorities

      Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy completed a visit to the Midwest Aug. 31 meeting with senior enlisted leaders at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma before participating at a petty officer first class symposium. MCPON(SS/SW) Rick D. West spoke to the first classes on subjects ranging from Perform to Serve and Enlisted Retention […]

  • 5 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) Master Chief Marco Ramirez toured naval installations and tenant commands within Navy Region Northwest July 29 – Aug. 2. In his first visit to the Pacific Northwest while holding the top enlisted position in the Pacific Fleet, Ramirez toured Naval Station Everett (NSE), Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI), and Naval Base […]

  • 29 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(SS/SW) Rick D. West released the following Chief Petty Officer birthday message to the fleet March 28. “My fellow Chief Petty Officers, On April 1st, our entire mess will pause to celebrate 119 years of the United States Chief Petty Officer, our honored mess traditions and heritage, and […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Marco Ramirez paid a visit to the Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to talk with the crew, Oct. 23. Ramirez, the 16th Fleet Master Chief for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, said the purpose of the visit was to say hello to the […]

  • 4 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West visited Naval Station Everett to speak with Sailors of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, Naval Station Everett Sailors and civilians during an all hands call in the ship’s hangar bay, Nov. 3. West spoke to Sailors about changes in the Navy such as […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Authorities

    The commanding officer of USS Cowpens (CG 63), Capt. Gregory W. Gombert, and the ship’s command master chief, Master Chief Petty Officer Gabriel J. Keeton, were relieved by Rear Adm. Michael Smith, Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3, on June 10, due to loss of confidence in Gombert’s and Keeton’s ability to effectively lead and […]