Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by downhiller2010, Oct 7, 2009.
How many active duty master chiefs are there in the CG right now?
Not sure, but I do know that it is a LOT less than the number of master chiefs in the Navy...
I'm sure it's <1% of all enlisted
By law, see below, each service can have up to 1.25% of their enlisted members in the pay grade of E-9. The Coast Guard currently has around 34,000 enlisted members, so we probably have around 400-425 Master Chiefs.
Title 10, Subtitle A, Part 2, Chapter 31
§ 517. Authorized daily average: members in pay grades E–8 and E–9
(a) The authorized daily average number of enlisted members on active duty (other than for training) in an armed force in pay grades E–8 and E–9 in a fiscal year may not be more than 2.5 percent and 1.25 percent, respectively, of the number of enlisted members of that armed force who are on active duty (other than for training) on the first day of that fiscal year. In computing the limitations prescribed in the preceding sentence, there shall be excluded enlisted members of an armed force on active duty as authorized under section 115 (a)(1)(B) or 115 (b) of this title, or excluded from counting for active duty end strengths under section 115 (i) of this title.
(b) Whenever the number of members serving in pay grade E–9 is less than the number authorized for that grade under subsection (a), the difference between the two numbers may be applied to increase the number authorized under such subsection for pay grade E–8.
(c) Whenever under section 527 of this title the President may suspend the operation of any provision of section 523, 525, or 526 of this title, the Secretary of Defense may suspend the operation of any provision of this section. Any such suspension shall, if not sooner ended, end in the manner specified in section 527 for a suspension under that section.
This gets the award for "Most Random Post" for 2009.
I'm asking because I have a family friend who is a retired MCPO and he wanted me to see if the number has changed much since he retired in the 80's
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