US Pacific Fleet Master Chief Tours Two Destroyers

U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Susan Whitman paid a visit to the Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyers USS Hopper (DDG 70) and USS Michael Murphy (DDG112) Aug. 19 and 20 respectively.

Whitman assumed the duties of the 17th Fleet Master Chief for the U.S. Pacific Fleet Aug 13., the 17th Fleet Master Chief for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, greeted Sailors individually as she encountered them throughout the ships and gave them an opportunity to voice any concerns they have of the Navy.

Throughout her visits, she asked Sailors the question, “If there was one thing you could change — if you were in charge — what it would be?”

Some did not like the PFA standards; some wanted different working hours.

At the end of the day, at least the Sailors are able to tell leadership what’s on their minds and we can take it back and fight the good fight for them.”

Master Chief Adrian McCown, command master chief of Michael Murphy, said it was a great opportunity to welcome a fleet master chief on the ship to speak with the Sailors.

Image: US Navy


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