Selection of Next Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Announced

Washington – Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen has announced that that BMCM Michael P. Leavitt has been selected to be the next Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (MCPOCG). Master Chief Leavitt will relieve MCPOCG Charles (Skip) Bowen during a change of watch ceremony on May 21 at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May.

Master Chief Leavitt is currently the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Deputy Commandant for Operations. Originally from Fruitland, Idaho he enlisted in the Coast Guard in May 1982. Among his assignments have been Officer in Charge of of Station Maui, Cutter Point Doran, Station Hatteras, Station Ocracoke, Station Humboldt Bay, Station Tillamook and Station Cape Disappointment. He has earned the permanent Cutterman Insignia, Surfman Insignia, Boat Forces Operations Insignia and Officer in Charge Aflot and Ashore devices.

In his message announcing the selection, Admiral Allen said, “Master Chief Leavitt has demonstrated his commitment ot our core values of Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty by his outstanding performance during a 27-year Coast Guard career. Last Summer my father and I held an all hands at Station Tillamook to commemorate my parents 60th wedding anniversary. They met and were married in Tillamook, Oregon. We are proud to stand with the crew and Master Chief Leavitt at a very personal moment. My father sends his best wishes to Master Chief Leavitt, as do I.”

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