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First Name: Michael

Last Name: Stevens

Birthplace: Hamilton, MT, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)

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Middle Name: D.



Date of Birth: 10 October 1964



Rank or Rate: Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy

Years Served: 1983 - present
Michael D. Stevens

   
Engagements:
•  Gulf War (1990 - 1991)

Biography:

Michael D. Stevens
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy

Michael D. Stevens is the current Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON). He became the 13th MCPON on 28 September 2012.

Michael D. Stevens was born on 10 October 1964 in Hamilton, MT, and raised in the state of Montana. In May 1983 he graduated from Arlee High School in Arlee, MT.

Military Career

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

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

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.

Senior Leadership Assignments

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

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

Academic Achievements

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.

Medals and Awards

Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Gold Award Stars
Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal with 4 Award Stars
Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Silver Award Star
Coast Guard Achievement Medal with "O" Device
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Unit Commendation with 2 Bronze Service Stars
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation with "O" Device
Navy "E" Ribbon with Wreathed Battle "E" Device
Navy Good Conduct Medal with 1 Silver and 2 Bronze Service Stars
National Defense Service Medal with Service Star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 Service Stars
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 4 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

Badges

Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist
Naval Aircrew Warfare Specialist
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Identification Badge

Honors

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



Honoree ID: 3430   Created by: MHOH

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