As the interim Command Master Chief for Training Center Yorktown, I feel privileged to serve all members of this command including the students, officer corps, and civilian members along with enlisted personnel. I am learning to appreciate the amazing things that everyone does each day to execute Training Center Yorktown business lines and support lines to serve our many customers. You have my commitment to work diligently to support the entire workforce.
After you become seasoned in your primary role, I encourage each of you to learn more about the Training Center in addition to what happens in your immediate work group. This is a large and complex unit with an impressive matrix of assigned responsibilities. You can learn a lot during your tour of duty if you take the time and energy to explore the total world of work around you. You will become a more well-rounded member of our service for your efforts.
As the senior enlisted advisor to the Commanding Officer, my role is to advise him on workforce issues, serve as a senior enlisted mentor, and act as the sounding board for select administrative actions and command initiatives that impact all members of the workforce.
Your permanent Command Master Chief, YNCM Dykema, has been assigned to other duties for an extended period. I’m honored to serve until his return to duty.
Master Chief Stephen Dykema assumed duties as the Command Master Chief for Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown on 14 June 2013. On 18 August 2014 he was transferred for an extended period to serve as the interim Command Master Chief for the U.S. Coast Guard Force Readiness Command in Norfolk, VA. He will return to duty after completing this TAD assignment.