Command Senior Enlisted Leaders (CSELs) are a direct representative to their principals on all matters pertaining to efficient and effective management of day to day activities in their area of responsibility (AOR). They assist and advise in enhancing policy, strategy, and outreach to the workforce, serve as a liaison to the Chief Petty Officer (CPO) network and manage communications between their principal and senior enlisted leaders throughout their AOR.
Additionally, they are authorized unrestricted contact with the workforce. Personnel may communicate directly with the CSEL; however, appropriate consideration should be given to resolving matters utilizing the chain of command.
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