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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 095-02
March 01, 2002

NEW MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER OF THE NAVY SELECTED

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern Clark announced today that he has selected Master Chief Petty Officer Terry D. Scott to succeed Master Chief Petty Officer James L. Herdt 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 Scott follows a legacy of tremendous service in MCPON Jim Herdt," said Clark. "Master Chief Scott has the fleet experience and is singularly qualified to represent sailors around the world. I look forward to working with him in the future on the important issues facing our sailors and their families."

Scott is currently assigned as the CNO-directed command master chief for commander, Fifth Fleet, and commander, Naval Forces Central Command, in Bahrain. He will assume his new position April 22, 2002. His biography is available at http://chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/mcpon/mcponbio.html.

Contact the Navy's Office of Information at (703) 697-5342 for further information.

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