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MCPON Delbert Black

On January 13, 1967, Secretary of the Navy Paul R. Ignatius announced Master Chief Delbert D. Black was selected as the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. This selection made him the highest ranking enlisted man in the US Navy. The MCPON serves as the enlisted representative to the Chief of Naval Operations. The MCPON advises the highest Navy councils on problems associated with enlisted guidance, leadership, and policy. MCPON Black served as MCPON from January 13, 1967 to April 1, 1971