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Z-Gram #95; dated 19 July 1971

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Command

R 191554Z JUL 71
FM CNO (Z-95)

TO NAVOP

UNCLAS//N01306//
MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER OF THE COMMAND

1. I RECENTLY APPROVED A PROPOSAL BY THE CNO CPO ADVISORY BOARD TO ESTABLISH MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER OF THE COMMAND BILLETS AT TWENTY-THREE FLEET, FORCE AND MAJOR COMMANDS AS FOLLOWS: CINCPACFLT; CINCLANTFLT; CINCUSNAVEUR; NAVAIRPAC; NAVAIRLANT; NAVAL AIR TRAINING COMMAND; COMSUBPAC; COMSUBLANT; COMPHIBPAC; COMPHIBLANT; COMCRUDESPAC; COMCRUDESLANT; COMINEFOM; COMSERVPAC; COMSERVLANT; NAVCOMMCOM; NAVAL SECURITY GROUP; NAVAL TRAINING CENTERS AT ORLANDO, SAN DIEGO AND GREAT LAKES; NAVAL SUPPLY CORPS; NAVAL MEDICAL CORPS AND THE CIVIL ENGINEERING CORPS. THOSE COMMANDS WHO HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO ARE REQUESTED TO INITIATE PROCEDURES TO COMPETITIVELY SELECT AND APPOINT A MCPOC AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE.

2. IN MY PERSONAL VIEW THE MCPOC AND SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISOR PROGRAMS REPRESENT A SUPERB MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP TOOL TO STIMULATE A MEANINGFUL DIALOGUE AMONG ALL LEVELS OF COMMAND AND TO ENHANCE COMMAND SENSITIVITY TO THE NEEDS OF ALL ENLISTED PERSONNEL. THESE 23 MCPOC’S WILL REPLACE THE CURRENT MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD WHICH WILL BE DISESTABLISHED ON 1 AUG 1971. BY DIRECT INPUT TO THE MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER OF THE NAVY, MASTER CHIEF WHITTET, MCPOC’S WILL PERIODICALLY PROVIDE INPUT TO THE CNO AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FLAG COMMUNITY ON PROGRAMS OR POLICY CHANGES THAT WILL IMPROVE NAVY LIFE AND ENHANCE THE BENEFITS OF CAREER SERVICE.

3. TO ADD GREATER VISIBILITY AND RECOGNITION TO THE MCPOC’S THEY WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO REPLACE THE SPECIALTY MARK ON THEIR RATING BADGES WITH A STAR. I HAVE ALSO ENCOURAGED THE COMMANDERS-IN-CHIEF OF THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC FLEETS, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF U.S. NAVAL FORCES, EUROPE, AND THE COMMANDERS OF THE FIRST, SECOND, SIXTH AND SEVENTH FLEETS TO HAVE THEIR SEA’S ACCOMPANY THEM DURING PERIODIC TRIPX TO WASHINGTON SO THAT MASTER CHIEF WHITTET CAN MEET WITH THEM PERSONALLY. FINALLY, I HAVE ASKED THE COMMANDERS-IN-CHIEF OF THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC FLEETS TO HOST SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISOR CONFERENCES AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR WHICH ALL AREA MCPOC’S AND SEA’S WOULD ATTEND. THE MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER OF THE NAVY WILL ALSO PARTICIPATE IN THESE MEETINGS.

4. I AM SURE WE CAN LEARN MUCH FROM THE EXPERIENCE AND COUNSEL OF OUR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER COMMUNITY, AND THE MEANS I HAVE OUTLINED ABOVE WILL ENSURE OPEN AND ACTIVE LINES OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THEM AND ME, THROUGH THE MCPON. E. R. ZUMWALT, JR., ADMIRAL, U.S. NAVY, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.

BT

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ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATIONS:
CINCLANTFLT: Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet
CINCPACFLT: Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet
CINCUSNAVEUR: Commander-in-Chief, United States Naval Forces Europe
COMCRUDESLANT: Commander Cruiser-Destroyer Force, Atlantic
COMCRUDESPAC: Commander Cruiser-Destroyer Force, Pacific
COMINEFOM: [unknown]
COMPHIBLANT: Commander Amphibious Force, Atlantic
COMPHIBPAC: Commander Amphibious Force, Pacific
COMSERVLANT: Commander Service Force, Atlantic
COMSERVPAC: Commander Service Force, Pacific
COMSUBLANT: Commander Submarine Forces, Atlantic
COMSUBPAC: Commander Submarine Forces, Pacific
CPO: chief petty officer
MCPOC: master chief petty officer of the command
MCPON: Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
NAVAIRLANT: Naval Air Force, Atlantic
NAVAIRPAC: Naval Air Force, Pacific
NAVCOMMCOM: Naval Communications Command
TRIPX: trip exercise

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Published:Mon Oct 17 06:39:47 EDT 2016