The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) is the senior
enlisted person in the Navy. The MCPON serves as the senior
enlisted leader of the Navy, and as an advisor to the Chief of Naval
Operations and to the Chief of Naval Personnel in matters dealing
with enlisted personnel and their families.
The MCPON is also an advisor to the many boards dealing with
enlisted personnel issues; is the enlisted representative of the
Department of the Navy at special events; may be called upon to
testify on enlisted personnel issues before Congress; and, maintains
a liaison with enlisted spouse organizations.