Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard now Blogging

WASHINGTON – Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (MCPO-CG), Charles “Skip” Bowen, and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Force (MCPO-CGRF), Jeffrey Smith have started a blog, Coast Guard All Hands. The blog will provide the MCPO-CG and MCPO-CGRF an official forum for discussion of issues that affect the Coast Guard enlisted workforce.

“Master Chief Smith and I want this blog to be a forum where ‘deckplate’ issues affecting the active duty and reserve workforce can be discussed freely,” said Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Charles Bowen.

“I am really excited to partner with Master Chief Bowen on this foray into the world of social media,” said Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Force, Jeffrey Smith. “It is a great opportunity to communicate across the broad range of generations that comprise our workforce.”

The office of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (MCPO-CG) was established by legislative action on Aug. 27, 1969 to provide the Commandant with a personal advisor and assistant in matters affecting the enlisted members of the Coast Guard, both active and reserve, and their families. The MCPO-CG is the most senior enlisted member of the Coast Guard. Master Chief Charles “Skip” Bowen assumed the duties of the 10th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard on June 14, 2006. Master Chief Bowen relieved Master Chief Frank Welch, who had 26 years of the service in the Coast Guard, in a ceremony held at the U.S. Coast Guard Telecommunications and Information Systems Command (TISCOM).

The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Force (MCPO-CGRF) reports directly to the Commandant as an advisor and advocate for the men and woman of the Coast Guard Reserve. The MCPO-CGRF serves as a vital role as principal advisor on issues affecting our enlisted reserve force. Our current MCPO-CGRF, Jeffrey D. Smith, works in partnership with MCPO-CG, Charles “Skip” Bowen, to ensure our military workforce, active and reserve, is a single team always ready to meet all threats and all hazards in the maritime domain.

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