CNO Selects Fleet Master Chief Smith as 15th MCPON


Story Number: NNS180829-01Release Date: 8/29/2018 7:50:00 AM
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From the Office of the Navy Chief of Information

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Following a comprehensive review of potential candidates, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson selected Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith to be the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Aug. 29.

“After a thorough and deliberate review process, I am confident that Fleet Master Chief Smith is the right leader to be our Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy,” said Richardson. “I look forward to working with him to advocate for our Sailors and their families selflessly serving around the world.”

As the Navy’s 15th MCPON, Smith will serve as the senior-ranking enlisted leader and advisor to the CNO.

 

 
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Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, left, congratulates Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith after announcing his selection as the 15th MCPON.
180829-N-YG104-0245 WASHINGTON (Aug. 29, 2018) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, left, congratulates Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith after announcing his selection as the 15th MCPON. Following a comprehensive review of potential candidates, Smith will serve as the senior-ranking enlisted leader and advisor to the CNO. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Villegas/Released)
August 29, 2018
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