Navy Seeks Command Master Chief/Command Senior Chief Applicants

Story Number: NNS120815-02Release Date: 8/15/2012 2:38:00 PM
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From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Navy is accepting applications for the Command Master Chief (CMC) and Command Senior Chief (CSC) program, officials said Aug. 15.

A selection board is scheduled in January 2013. NAVADMIN 247/12 outlines eligibility and application procedures. Applications are due Dec. 1.

"Hard-charging and highly motivated senior chiefs and master chiefs, including those in a frocked status, and who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply. We want our top performing master chiefs and senior chiefs to be the command leaders and members of the command triads of the future," said Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Force Master Chief (AW/SW/NAC) Jon Port.

The CMC and CSC programs are intended to ensure Sailors are effectively led and developed. Senior enlisted leaders selected for these programs are responsible for leading the alignment efforts of the chief's mess with the Navy ethos, Navy core values, and the MCPON's mission, vision, and guiding principles.

CMCs and CSCs are also charged with ensuring active communication throughout the chain of command and report directly to their respective commander or commanding officer.

They advise their respective commander or commanding officer and provide input in the formulation, implementation, and execution of policies concerning morale, welfare, job satisfaction, discipline, utilization, family support, and training of enlisted Sailors, as well as providing input and advice in matters affecting mission and operations as required.

"CMCs and CSCs are placed in a position like no other senior enlisted leaders. They are called upon to make hard calls on behalf of the command along with their commanders, and they are called upon to lead their respective CPO messes and Sailors. If you have the desire to serve at the next level and be part of the command leadership triad, then step up and send in that application," said Port.

CMC and CSC selection boards convene annually at NPC. The board reviews and selects the best-qualified applicants for assignment into the CMC and CSC program.

Upon selection and receipt of orders for assignment as CMC, master chief petty officers' ratings will be changed to CMDCM. Senior chief petty officers filling CSC billets will retain their source rating.

Master chiefs and senior chiefs selected into the CMC/CSC program will be assigned by the CMC detailer based on billet availability, experience, qualifications, and desires.

For more information, read NAVADMIN 247/12 and OPNAVINST 1306.2G available at

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In this undated photo, U.S. Fleet Forces Fleet Master Chief Michael Stevens speaks to Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).
Official U.S. Navy file photo.
June 27, 2012
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