| Advancement to Master Chief Petty
to Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9)
The Master Chief Petty Officer's Role and Responsibilities
Master Chief Petty Officers are the senior enlisted petty officers
in the Unites States Navy. As such, MCPOs are vested with special
command trust and confidence, extending to administrative and managerial
functions involving enlisted personnel.
Based upon your experience, proven performance, and technical knowledge
necessary for advancement to the grade of MCPO, you will hold a
senior enlisted position within your command. You will help to form
and execute policy within your occupational field or across the
full Navy spectrum.
If you are selected to hold the position of Command Master Chief,
you will serve as the senior enlisted adviser in setting command policies
about the morale, use, and training of all enlisted personnel. As
such, you will have direct access to the commanding officer.
Additionally, as the command master chief you will be responsible
for carrying out established command policy in specific areas as directed
by the commanding officer and the executive officer. As the command
master chief you will take precedence over all enlisted members within
The Master Chief Petty Officer Advancement Process
|Master Chief Petty Officers are the senior enlisted
petty officers in the Unites States Navy.
Unlike advancement to Chief Petty Officer, the Master Chief advancement
process is based solely on the basic eligibility requirements and
the Master Chief Petty Officer Selection Board.
Your basic eligibility for advancement to MCPO is based on the following:
Your CO's recommendation
19 years time-in-service (TIS)
36 Months time-in-rate (TIR)
The Master Chief Petty Officer Selection Board
If you have met the basic eligibility requirements and are recommended,
you will be sent to the Master Chief Petty Officer Selection Board.
The Selection Board is charged with considering all eligible candidates
for advancement to MCPO.
The Master Chief Selection Board makes its determination based on
the following factors:
- Professional Performance at Sea
- Physical Standards
MCPO Advancement Cycles and Notification
|Candidates for Paygrade
||Exam or Nomination
|Selection Board Convenes
||Selection Board Results