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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 558-06
June 16, 2006

New Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Selected

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen announced today that he has selected Master Chief Petty Officer Joe R. Campa to succeed Master Chief Petty Officer Terry D. Scott as master chief petty officer of the Navy.

The master chief petty officer of the Navy (MCPON) is the senior enlisted person in the Navy. The MCPON serves as an advisor to the chief of naval operations and to the chief of naval personnel in matters dealing with enlisted personnel and their families.

"Master Chief Campa follows a legacy of tremendous service by MCPON Terry Scott," said Mullen. "Master Chief Campa has the fleet and fleet Marine force experience to represent our sailors not only standing watch at sea and ashore, but also serving in non-traditional missions across the globe. I am looking forward to working with him as we continue to address the important issues facing our sailors and their families.”

Campa currently serves as Command Master Chief for Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.   He will assume his new position July 10, 2006.  His biography is available at http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/bio.asp?bioID=346.

For additional information regarding this announcement, please contact the Navy's Office of Information at (703) 697-5342.

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