Michael D. Stevens
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|Michael D. Stevens|
Stevens in September 2012
October 10, 1964 |
Hamilton, Montana, U.S.
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1983–present (30 years)|
|Rank||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.
Early life and education
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.
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
- Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist insignia
- Naval Aircrew Warfare Specialist insignia
- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Identification Badge
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
|Legion of Merit|
|Meritorious Service Medal with three gold award stars|
|Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with four award stars|
|Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with silver award star|
|Coast Guard Achievement Medal with "O" device|
|Combat Action Ribbon|
|Navy Unit Commendation with two bronze service stars|
|Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation|
|Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation with "O" device|
|Navy "E" Ribbon w/ Wreathed Battle E device|
|Navy Good Conduct Medal with one silver and three bronze service stars|
|National Defense Service Medal with service star|
|Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal|
|Southwest Asia Service Medal with two service stars|
|Global War on Terrorism Service Medal|
|Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with four service stars|
|Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon|
|Kuwait Liberation Medal from Saudi Arabia|
|Kuwait Liberation Medal from Kuwait|
|Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon with Sharpshooter Device|
|Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon with Sharpshooter Device|
- Service Stripes (7 awards).
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Michael D. Stevens.|
- "Navy MCPON Master Chief Petty Officer Mike Stevens Fleet Forces". NavyTimes. 2012.
|13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
September 28, 2012 – present