From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – Results from the Fiscal Year 2013 Command Master Chief (CMC) and Command Senior Chief (CSC) Selection Boards were released Feb. 9
"I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the newest members of our command master chief and command senior chief communities," said Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, MCPON (SS/SW) Rick D. West. "Your selection for this challenging program is a result of your proven commitment to our Sailors and our Navy. I am confident you will remain visible leaders who set the tone for performance, standards, and integrity, and will continue to lead through personal example."
More than 170 active duty and Reserve senior enlisted Sailors were selected by the FY-13 selection board.
The Command Master Chief and Command Senior Chief 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.
CMC and CSC selection boards convene annually. 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 a complete list of selectees read NAVADMINS 052/12 and 053/12. To learn more about the CMC and CSC programs read OPNAVINST 1306.2F.