MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER OF THE NAVY (MCPON)

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NAVADMIN 313/08
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SUBJ/MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER OF THE NAVY (MCPON)// 


RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN SOLICITS NOMINATIONS FOR CANDIDATES TO BE 
CONSIDERED FOR SELECTION AS THE MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER OF THE NAVY 
(MCPON).
2.  AS THE NAVY'S SENIOR ENLISTED LEADER, MCPON REPORTS DIRECTLY TO AND 
SERVES AS THE PRINCIPAL ENLISTED ADVISOR TO THE CHIEF OF NAVAL 
OPERATIONS (CNO).  THIS POSITION'S MANY FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:
ACCOMPANYING THE CNO ON VISITS TO NAVAL INSTALLATIONS AND UNITS; 
CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY; SERVING AS THE NAVY'S ENLISTED REPRESENTATION 
ON PRESIDENTIAL, DOD, DON, MILITARY SERVICES AND EXECUTIVE CORPORATE 
LEVEL WORKING GROUPS; ASSISTING CNO AND THE CHIEF OF NAVAL PERSONNEL 
(CNP) WITH VARIOUS BOARDS AND SYMPOSIA CONCERNING ENLISTED CAREER AND 
QOL ISSUES; INVITED GUEST AND SPEAKER AT CIVIC AND NAVY AFFILIATED 
FUNCTIONS; AND FOCAL POINT FOR A WIDE RANGE OF ENLISTED PERSONNEL AND 
PROGRAM MATTERS.
3.  NOMINATION AND SCREENING PROCEDURES TO BE USED IN SELECTING THE 
NEXT MCPON ARE DESCRIBED BELOW.  COMMANDERS AND COMMANDING OFFICERS ARE 
ENCOURAGED TO NOMINATE THOSE FLEET/FORCE/COMMAND MASTER CHIEFS WHOM 
THEY CONSIDER TO MEET THE PREREQUISITE QUALIFICATIONS.
4.  A RECORD OF SERVICE AND DECKPLATE LEADERSHIP ABILITIES OF A 
CANDIDATE MUST BE CONSPICUOUSLY OUTSTANDING.  AS A PERSONAL ADVISOR TO 
THE CNO; A HIGH DEGREE OF PERSONAL DIGNITY AND A KEEN SENSE OF SERVICE 
ETIQUETTE ARE REQUISITE.  THE CANDIDATE MUST BE A MATURE INDIVIDUAL OF 
UNQUESTIONABLE MORAL CHARACTER, TO INCLUDE THE ABILITY TO SCREEN FOR A 
TS/SCI CLEARANCE, WITH GENUINE COMMITMENT TO ALL NAVY GOALS AND 
STANDARDS, INCLUDING MILITARY APPEARANCE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS, AND BE 
READY TO CARRY OUT A DEMANDING ROUTINE WHICH INCLUDES EXTENSIVE TRAVEL.  
PRIOR EXPERIENCE AS A COMMAND MASTER CHIEF IS ESSENTIAL.
5.  PRELIMINARY SCREENING WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY A SELECTION BOARD OF 
LEADERS CONVENED BY THE CHIEF OF NAVAL PERSONNEL FOLLOWED BY A FINAL 
INTERVIEW PROCESS ORGANIZED BY DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.
6.  SUBMIT NOMINATIONS NLT 15 NOVEMBER 2008 TO: 
    CHIEF OF NAVAL PERSONNEL 
    ATTN:  EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT (CODE N1A) 
    2 NAVAL ANNEX WASHINGTON, DC 20370-2000 THE COMMANDER/COMMANDING 
OFFICER NOMINATING LETTER MUST COMMENT ON THE FOLLOWING, BASED UPON A 
DETAILED PERSONAL REVIEW OF THE NOMINEE'S ENTIRE RECORD OF SERVICE AND 
CLOSE OBSERVATION AND INTERACTION:
    A.  LEADERSHIP ABILITY.
    B.  MILITARY BEARING.
    C.  COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS, INCLUDING AN ASSESSMENT OF WRITING 
ABILITY.
    D.  OTHER FACTORS WHICH WARRANT CONSIDERATION.
7.  NOMINATIONS ARE TO INCLUDE AS ENCLOSURES:
    A.  A PERSONAL STATEMENT BY THE CANDIDATES, ONE TYPEWRITTEN PAGE IN 
LENGTH, INDICATING THEIR PERCEPTION OF MCPON RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES, 
AND REASONS FOR DESIRING TO SERVE IN THAT CAPACITY.
    B.  FRONT AND SIDE VIEW, FULL LENGTH 8" BY 10" COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS IN 
SUMMER KHAKI WITH A LIGHT BLUE OR GREY BACKGROUND.
    C.  PRT SUMMARY RECORD COVERING THE PAST THREE YEARS (SIX PRT 
CYCLES).
    D.  A COPY OF THE MOST RECENT SF 93, REPORT OF MEDICAL HISTORY AND 
SF 88, REPORT OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION.
8.  CNP POINT OF CONTACT, CAPT EARL CARTER AT (703)614-1101, EMAIL: 
EARL.CARTER(AT)NAVY.MIL.
9. RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.// 
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