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Navy Welcomes its Newest Force Master Chief

Navy NewsStand

Story Number: NNS080201-12
Release Date: 2/1/2008 12:53:00 PM

By Mass Communication Specialist (SW) Maria Yager, Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- During a surprise ceremony, here, the Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel (DCNP) announced the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy's (MCPON) selection of a new force master chief, Jan. 29.

"Navy Personnel Command impacts the life of every one of our Sailors. Having a force master chief at NPC gives our Sailors a greater voice within a command that touches every community in our Navy," said MCPON (SW/FMF) Joe R. Campa Jr.

Rear Adm. Sonny Masso announced that NPC's command master chief would now serve as a force master chief for NPC and promoted Force Master Chief (AW/SW) Daryl Charles on the spot.

"I'm humbled that my chain of command entrusts me with the responsibility of helping meet the needs of the fleet. I feel honored to be selected to the force level," said Charles.

The announcement was made during a town hall meeting with the NPC chief's mess. Upon the announcement, the more than 350-person crowd erupted in cheers. With the addition of Charles, there are only 16 force master chiefs in the Navy.

"It's important for NPC to have a force master chief because NPC touches each and every Sailor in the Navy. Whether it is talking to a detailer about orders, submitting a package to a selection board, or submitting a Perform-to-Serve application, NPC touches so many Sailors in so many ways that it is crucial to have a voice at the Force level," he said.

NPC strives to meet the needs of more than 450,000 active and reserve component Sailors and their families by providing the fleet with the right person in the right place at the right time, using the most efficient human resource process.

"My goal is to ensure that every person who checks on board NPC understands our guiding principles. We love our Sailors, we lean toward yes, and we do the right thing. We want every Sailor we touch to feel that," added Charles.

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