Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I thought the Chiefs were already doing this
“This is a call to arms and I’m going to issue every chief petty officer in the Navy a compass and tell them to get to work,” Stevens told Navy Times. “I’m not creating anything new here, but acting within the limits of of my authority as MCPON as I knew I could go to my chiefs and call them to action in wiping this from our ranks.”
“I have spent a great deal of time reflecting on what the president and other leaders discussed during the meeting and what we as chief petty officers might be able to do to get to the left of this terrible issue,” he said in the message.
“This isn’t a high profile program and doesn’t cost a bunch of money,” he said. “This is good old fashioned Chief Petty Officer leadership. We are in this together. It is our duty."
MCPON Mike Stevens
You can read the full NAVY Times article HERE.