Information on the
Coast Guard Reserve Force Master Chief
CGRF-MC Mark Allen
The office of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Force (CGRF-MC) was established in June 1991. As the most senior reserve enlisted member of the Coast Guard, the CGRF-MC serves as trusted advisor and assistant. Master Chief Mark H. Allen, who has served more than 34 years in the Coast Guard Reserve, is the fifth person selected to serve as the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Force. The MCPO-CGRF sets a visible example of the core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty. Those selected to serve in this prestigious position possess the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity. Generally, the assignment is four years, running concurrently with the tours of the Commandant and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard.