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MCPON’s marching orders
The 15th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy dishes on what he wants to do at his post: no uniform changes but focusing again on what sailors need to know to fight and win wars at sea.
Navy leaders to junior enlisted: Sound off!
As the Pentagon tries to build a 355-ship Navy in an era of great power competition at sea, leaders know they need to recruit, train and retain the best sailors, and part of that means fostering a environment up and down the rank structure where troops want to stay, both for their careers and for their family’s welfare.
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