US Navy Chain Of Command
During your time at Navy boot camp you will be required to know your Navy Chain Of Command (COC). During inspections your instructor will come up to you and ask something like… “Who is the Chief of Naval Operations?” ….It would be really helpful to know the answer.
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President of the United States
Vice President of the United States
Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)
Secretary of Navy (SECNAV)
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)
Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP)
Force Master Chief of Navy Personnel (CNP)
Naval Education And Training Command Commander
-NETC Force Master Chief Petty Officer
Naval Service Training Command Commander
-NSTC Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Recruit Training Command Commanding Officer
Recruit Training Command Command Master Chief
Recruit Training Command (XO, RTC) Executive Officer
The rest of the Chain Of Command is learned upon arrival at Recruit Training Command. These positions include: Military Training Director, Fleet Commander, Fleet Leading Chief Petty Officer, Ships Officer, Ships Leading Chief Petty Officer and 3 or more Recruit Division Commanders (RDC’s).