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Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

Leavitt 2010

Master Chief Petty Officer Michael P. Leavitt
since: May 21, 2010
First Charles Calhoun
Formation August 27, 1969
Website Official Website

The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (MCPOCG) is a unique non-commissioned rank in the United States Coast Guard.

The holder of this rank and post is the senior enlisted member of the U.S. Coast Guard, equivalent to the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sergeant Major of the Army, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and is considered protocol equivalent to a vice admiral.[1] The MCPOCG is appointed by the Commandant of the Coast Guard to serve as a spokesperson to address the issues of enlisted personnel to the highest positions in the Coast Guard. As such the MCPOCG is the senior enlisted advisor to the Commandant of the Coast Guard. The MCPOCG's exact duties vary, depending on the Commandant, though generally devotes much time traveling throughout the Coast Guard observing training and communicating to sailors and their families. The normal tour of assignment is four years, which runs concurrently with the Commandant of the Coast Guard. The first member to hold this post was Charles Calhoun, and the current MCPOCG is Michael P. Leavitt.

Master Chief Petty Officers of the Coast GuardEdit

MCPO insignia
Sleeve Collar/Cap Badge
No. MCPOCG Photo Tenure
1 BMCM Charles Calhoun Charles Calhoun coast guard 1969–1973
2 YNCM Philip F. Smith MCPOCG Phillip Smith 1973–1977
3 BMCM Hollis B. Stephens MCPOCG Hollis Stephens 1977–1981
4 RMCM Carl W. Constantine MCPOCG Carl Constantine 1981–1986
5 BMCM Allen Thiele MCPOCG Allen Thiele 1986–1990
6 BMCM R. Jay Lloyd MCPOCG R. Jay Lloyd 1990–1994
7 ATCM Eric A. Trent MCPOCG Rick Trent 1994–1998
8 MCPOCG Vincent W. Patton III Vincent patton-USCG 1998–2002
9 MCPOCG Frank A. Welch 9thMCPOCG 2002–2006
10 MCPOCG Charles W. Bowen Charles W. Bowen 2006–2010
11 MCPOCG Michael P. Leavitt Leavitt 2010 2010 - Incumbent


Michael P. LeavittCharles W. BowenFrank A. WelchVincent W. Patton IIIEric A. TrentCharles Calhoun

See alsoEdit


  1. Order of Precedence – OPNAVINST 1710.7J (NOTES: 7)

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