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Coast Guard Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Coast Guard E-9 Command Master Chief Petty Officer Coast Guard Military Ranks
Class Chief Petty Officer
Abbr. CMC
Title Command Master Chief Petty Officer (last name)
Paygrade E-9 (DoD Paygrade)
OR-9 (NATO Code)
Basic Pay $5,053/mo

Master Chief Petty Officer is one of the highest ranks available to enlisted members of the United States Coast Guard, and is rated at the maximum enlisted DoD paygrade of E-9. Less then 1% of the Coast Guard's personnel make it to the rank of Master Chief, and those who do are considered to be among the best and the brightest in their respective specialties.

Like the other Coast Guard ranks, all MCPOs have a rating, or job specialty, which is included in their full title. A Master Chief Petty Officer who specializes as a Gunner's Mate, for example, would have a full title of Master Chief Gunner's Mate. Most MCPOs, however, are simply referred to as Master Chief by their subordinates.

Many Master Chief Petty Officers participate in the Command Master Chief Petty Officer Program, which provides advanced leadership and skills training for MCPOs eligible for advancement to senior leadership positions as Command Master Chief Petty Officers.

Promotion to Master Chief Petty Officer is similar to the promotion process for the other Chief Petty Officer ranks, and includes review by a sitting board of Master Chiefs in addition to a stringent series of evaluations and service time requirements.

Command Master Chief Petty Officer is the 10th rank in the United States Coast Guard , ranking above Master Chief Petty Officer and directly below Master Chief Petty Officer Of The Coast Guard. A command master chief petty officer is a Chief Petty Officer at DoD paygrade E-9, with a starting monthly pay of $5,053.

How do you become a Command Master Chief Petty Officer?

A Command Master Chief Petty Officer is most often promoted from Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO), although promotion from lower paygrades may occur with sufficient display of leadership and experience.

Candidates who have passed the Command Master Chief Petty Officer Program become eligible for selection. Appointment is by the Commandant of the Coast Guard or the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard. On selection, the Command Master Chief Petty Officer undergoes additional leadership training.

What is the proper way to address a Command Master Chief Petty Officer?

The correct way to address a Command Master Chief Petty Officer named Mr. Williams is "Command Master Chief Petty Officer Williams", or written as CMC Williams. In formal situations, a Command Master Chief Petty Officer should always be addressed by their full rank.

How much does a Command Master Chief Petty Officer earn?

Basic pay for an entry-level Command Master Chief Petty Officer with Over 10 years of experience is $5,052.60 per month.

A Command Master Chief Petty Officer receives an automatic raise to their basic pay every one to two years. Basic pay is only a small percentage of a Command Master Chief Petty Officer's final compensation package.

In addition to a monthly basic pay salary, a Coast Guard Command Master Chief Petty Officer may be eligible for multiple types of allowances and bonus pay including personal money allowance, clothing allowance, retirement benefits, housing allowance, and more.

For full details on the Coast Guard's Command Master Chief Petty Officer compensation and retirement plan, visit the 2017 Coast Guard Command Master Chief Petty Officer Pay Chart. A full table of the Coast Guard's current paygrades are available at the Coast Guard Pay Chart.

Patch of a Command Master Chief Petty Officer Equivalent Ranks to the Coast Guard's E-9 Command Master Chief Petty Officer

To learn more about the Coast Guard's rank structure, see our complete list of Coast Guard ranks.

The Government civilian-employee equivalent of a Command Master Chief Petty Officer is paid under the General Schedule payscale. For more details, see this Coast Guard rank to GS grade conversion table .