Master Chief Michael P. Leavitt assumed his duties as the eleventh Master Chief Petty Officer of the United States Coast Guard May 21, 2010. As the senior enlisted advisor to the Commandant, Master Chief Leavitt advises him on enlisted workforce policies, advocates for military benefits and entitlements, is the senior enlisted mentor, and acts as the sounding board for select enlisted administrative actions. Master Chief Leavitt also devotes much time traveling throughout the Coast Guard observing training and communicating to Coast Guardsmen and their families.
At the time of his selection as the eleventh Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Master Chief Leavitt was the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Deputy Commandant for Operations at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. Previous operational duties include Officer in Charge of Coast Guard Cutter POINT DORAN in Everett, WA; Officer in Charge, Station Maui, HI; Officer in Charge, Station Hatteras Inlet, NC; Officer in Charge, Station Ocracoke, NC; Officer in Charge Station Humboldt Bay, CA; Officer in Charge Station Tillamook Bay, OR; Officer in Charge, Station Cape Disappointment, Illwaco, WA; Executive Petty Officer, Coast Guard Cutter KANAWHA, Pine Bluff, AR; Executive Petty Officer, Station Siuslaw River, OR; crewmember, Coast Guard Cutters BOUTWELL, Seattle WA and NAUSHON, Ketchikan, AK; and a crewmember at Stations Coos Bay, OR, and Station Umpqua River, OR.
A native of Fruitland, Idaho, Master Chief Leavitt holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and is pursuing a Master of Arts in Training and Education. He is also a graduate of the Chief Petty Officer Academy Class 34.
Master Chief Leavitt’s personal awards include the Coast Guard Medal a Meritorious Service Medal with an operational distinguishing device, five Coast Guard Commendation Medals with the operational distinguishing device, three Coast Guard Achievement Medals with the operational distinguishing device and numerous other individual and unit awards. He has also earned a permanent Cutterman insignia and Command Afloat and Ashore devices.