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CHIPS Articles: CNO Selects Fleet Master Chief Smith as 15th MCPON

CNO Selects Fleet Master Chief Smith as 15th MCPON
By Office of the Navy Chief of Information - August 29, 2018
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.

Watch a video of the announcement here.

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WASHINGTON (Aug. 29, 2018) An undated official file photo of Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith. Following a comprehensive review of potential candidates, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson selected Smith to be the 15th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Aug. 29. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
WASHINGTON (Aug. 29, 2018) An undated official file photo of Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith. Following a comprehensive review of potential candidates, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson selected Smith to be the 15th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Aug. 29. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

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