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MCPON's next moves: Uniform fixes, fleetwide tablets and more: A year ago, a lot of people were mad at M... #navy

MCPON's next moves: Uniform fixes, fleetwide tablets and more: A year ago, a lot of people were mad at M... #navy

A year ago, a lot of people were mad at Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens. He ended the rite of chief’s induction and ordered a more fitting and professional transition for the chosen petty officers first class entering chief’s messes. But the backlash has died down after the latest — and, by many accounts, still arduous — chiefs’ season, and now Stevens is focused on other ways to update the fleet and to make sailors’ jobs easier and lives better. “I was very pleased with how CPO 365 went down after the changes I made in my first few months on the job,” Stevens said in a March 19 interview with Navy Times reporters and editors, crediting the success to the mess: “They have put their arms around it. They have embraced it.” He’s one of the leaders looking at ways to streamline the uniform process so new, better items get to the fleet sooner. He’s ...

Full article: http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140329/NEWS/303310019

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