MCPO John Gross

MCPO John Gross

Dates of Service: Jan 1985 - Feb 2015
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  • SA Mar 85
  • SN Dec 85
  • PO3 Nov 86
  • PO2 Nov 87
  • PO1 Nov 92
  • CPO Sep 95
  • SCPO May 99
  • MCPO Apr 02

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Thirty years of service. The last 20 of which were in the Chief Petty Officer Ranks, the final 13 years as a Master Chief Petty Officer. Outside of the assignments immediately below I served in VFA-146, as the Aviation Electricians Mate Detailer, VFA-27, HSL-31, ships company USS Midway (CV-41), VFA-151 and VF-151.

Military Experiences

Nov 2012 - Nov 2014
Maintenance Master Chief Petty Officer
Senior Enlisted Maintenance Manager within the Department. Responsible for the planning for, provisioning of, performance of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance for 12 F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft. Additionally, primarily responsible for the personal and professional development of the departments Chiefs and Senior Chief Petty Officers - buy extension, the 160+ enlisted Sailors of the department.
Nov 2009 - Nov 2012
Senior Enlisted Leader
Principle advisor to the Officer In Charge on all matters impacting the personal and professional development of the units assigned Sailors and their efforts in support of mission/operational requirements. Directed the program and policy compliant efforts guiding Sailor personal and professional development. Primary mentor to the 6 to 13 Chiefs and Senior Chiefs of the Detachment. Represented the Officer In Charge and command external of the organization on any matter as required by the unit commander.
Sep 2008 - Sep 2009
Senior Navy Enlisted
Senior Enlisted Navy representative to the Army Commander of Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix, Afghanistan. Provided administrative and personnel support to the more than 375 Officer and Enlisted Sailors of the Task Force via Navy channels through United States Central Command (USNAVCENTFWD Bagram). Advised Army leaders at all levels on Sailor support and employment matters. Period of service included the New York Division of the New Year National Guard (27th Brigade Combat Team [BCT]), the Illinois National Guard (33rd BCT) and completed under the Georgia National Guard (48th BCT).
Aug 2005 - Jun 2008
Aviation Maintenane Management Team, Leader/Inspector
Led a team, coordinating all efforts with the team officer, composed of 12 senior enlisted Navy and Marine Corps aviation maintenance professionals. Responsible for conducting maintenance management evaluations/inspections of Navy and Marine Corps organizational and intermediate level aviation activities worldwide. Provided expert assistance and training to ensure strict compliance with the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP) policies, made concise recommendations for process improvement to prevent or preclude discrepancies. Directed the administrative support efforts of the team that included inspections scheduling, liaison with Type Wing, Carrier Air Wing and Marine Air Wing maintenance representatives. Travel planning and budgeting. Administrative reporting.

Military Credentials

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Apr 2002 - Nov 2015

8300 Aviation Maintenance Material Control Master Chief Petty Officer

Ended in Jul 1996

F/A-18C/D Electrical Systems Organization Maintenance, 8342

Ended in Jul 1992

SH-2F Electrical Systems Maintenance Technician, 8375

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance