Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard
At the time of his selection as the eleventh Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Master Chief Leavitt was the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Deputy Commandant for Operations at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. Previous operational duties include Officer in Charge, Station Cape Disappointment, Ilwaco, WA; Officer in Charge Station Tillamook Bay, OR; Officer in Charge Station Humboldt Bay, CA; Officer in Charge, Station Hatteras Inlet and Station Ocracoke (Station Small), NC; Officer in Charge, Coast Guard Cutter POINT DORAN, Everett, WA; Officer in Charge, Station Maui, HI; Executive Petty Officer, Coast Guard Cutter KANAWHA, Pine Bluff, AR; Executive Petty Officer, Station Siuslaw River, OR; First Lieutenant, Coast Guard Cutter NAUSHON, Ketchikan, AK; crewmember, Station Umpqua River, OR and Station Coos Bay, OR; and crewmember, Coast Guard Cutter BOUTWELL, Seattle WA.
Master Chief Leavitt's personal awards include the Coast Guard Medal, a Meritorious Service Medal with an operational distinguishing device, five Coast Guard Commendation Medals with an operational distinguishing device, three Coast Guard Achievement Medals with an operational distinguishing device and numerous other individual and unit awards. He has also earned a permanent Cutterman insignia, Surfman insignia, Boat Forces Operations insignia, and both Command Afloat and Ashore devices.
A native of Fruitland, Idaho, Master Chief Leavitt holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Arts Degree in Training and Education. He is also a graduate of Chief Petty Officer Academy Class 34.