Michael D. Stevens

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Michael D. Stevens
MCPON Stevens.jpg
Stevens in September 2012
Nickname(s) "Mike"
Born (1964-10-10) October 10, 1964 (age 49)
Hamilton, Montana, U.S.
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1983–present (31 years)
Rank MCPON.svg Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
Unit Chief of Naval Operations
Commands held Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
U.S. Fleet Forces Command (FLTCM)
United States Second Fleet
Awards Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal (4)
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5)
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6)
Relations Sherill Stevens (father)

Michael D. "Mike" Stevens (born October 10, 1964) is a United States Navy sailor and the current Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON). He became the 13th MCPON on September 28, 2012, when he accepted the passing of the ceremonial cutlass from outgoing MCPON Rick D. West.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Stevens was born on October 10, 1964 and grew up in the U.S. state of Montana. He graduated from Arlee High School in May 1983.

Career[edit]

Stevens shipped to Basic Training in San Diego, California, in June 1983. He attended Aviation Structural Mechanic “A” School in Millington, Tennessee and his first duty assignment was VQ-2 Rota Spain.

Master Chief Stevens’s other assignments have included VQ-2 Rota, Spain;, Navy Recruiting District Minneapolis, Minnesota;, HM-14 Norfolk, Virginia, HM-18 Norfolk, Virginia, Aviation Schools Command Pensacola, Florida, HS-4 San Diego, California, VC-8 Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic Norfolk, Virginia and U.S. Second Fleet Norfolk, Virginia.

In October 2002, Master Chief Stevens was advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer and assigned to VC-8, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico as the Maintenance Master Chief and Command Master Chief. In October 2003, Master Chief Stevens reported to Naval Air Station Pensacola and assumed the duties as the base Command Master Chief. In August 2006, Master Chief Stevens reported to HM-14 as the Command Master Chief. After a brief but highly successful tour, in September 2007, he was selected by Commander, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic to serve as the Wing Command Master Chief for the largest Helicopter Wing in the U.S. Navy.

Master Chief Stevens’ academic achievements include an Associate’s Degree in Administrative Management Studies; Senior Enlisted Professional Military Education; Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education; Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government “Leadership in Crises”; and the National Defense University Keystone course.

Leadership assignments[edit]

In January 2009, Master Chief Stevens was selected as the Command Master Chief for United States Second Fleet.

Master Chief Stevens was selected in August 2010 as the 16th Fleet Master Chief for U.S. Fleet Forces Command.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Stevens is an Honor Graduate and the recipient of the prestigious Peter Tomich Award for exceptional military excellence from the Senior Enlisted Academy.

Medals and ribbons[edit]

Legion of Merit
Gold star
Gold star
Gold star
Meritorious Service Medal with three gold award stars
Gold star
Gold star
Gold star
Gold star
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with four award stars
Silver star
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with silver award star
Coast Guard Achievement Medal with "O" device
Combat Action Ribbon
Bronze star
Bronze star
Navy Unit Commendation with two bronze service stars
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation with "O" device
USN - Battle E Ribbon 4.png Navy "E" Ribbon w/ Wreathed Battle E device
Bronze star
Silver star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Navy Good Conduct Medal with one silver and three bronze service stars
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal with service star
AFEMRib.svg Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Bronze star
Bronze star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with two service stars
Global War on Terrorism Service ribbon.svg Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with four service stars
Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon
Us sa-kwlib rib.png Kuwait Liberation Medal from Saudi Arabia
Us kw-kwlib rib.png Kuwait Liberation Medal from Kuwait
USN Sharpshooter Rifle Ribbon.png Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon with Sharpshooter Device
USN Sharpshooter Pistol Shot Ribbon.png Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon with Sharpshooter Device

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navy MCPON Master Chief Petty Officer Mike Stevens Fleet Forces". NavyTimes. 2012. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Rick West
13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
September 28, 2012 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent