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Deck Plate Leader of the Week: Senior Chief Petty Officer Marco Cowley 

By From Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard’s Facebook page

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Our Deck Plate Leader of the Week is Senior Chief, Officer in Charge of Station Pensacola!

Cowley is the lynch pin between Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola and the Coast Guard. He continually attends and supports events to ensure partnerships within his community and units. He is a clear communicator and leads his personnel in a positive direction while accomplishing successful operations. 

He is part of the core group of members that established the Panhandle Chief’s Mess. He and two master chiefs collaborated to consolidate the members of eastern Sector Mobile’s area of responsibility to form a Chief’s Mess ensuring kinship was not lost with members extended through the three state areas. They achieved a level of camaraderie, which brought forth a new layer of mess support throughout that particular area of the Gulf.

He goes above and beyond to mentor, develop, and assist junior personnel. Crowley continually pushes his crew to do more and become great leaders inside and outside the Coast Guard. He holds each individual under his charge to be a positive impact on the area, whether it’s with the co-located Navy, the public, or shipmates. 

Thank you Senior for being an example to our core values, and leading from the front!

What makes a good chief? “A good chief is present, passionate, patient, committed, consistent, approachable, and not afraid of failure.”  Advice to junior members:“Smiling, laughing, and a positive outlook is infectious. Lighten up a bit, find the humor in things and enjoy your tours to the fullest. It’s easy work, and we all get way more in return for what we actually put into it. What a great organization to be a part of!!”

What makes a good chief? “A good chief is present, passionate, patient, committed, consistent, approachable, and not afraid of failure.”

Advice to junior members: “Smiling, laughing, and a positive outlook is infectious. Lighten up a bit, find the humor in things and enjoy your tours to the fullest. It’s easy work, and we all get way more in return for what we actually put into it. What a great organization to be a part of!!”


What makes a good chief?
“A good chief is present, passionate, patient, committed, consistent, approachable, and not afraid of failure.”

Advice to junior members:
“Smiling, laughing, and a positive outlook is infectious. Lighten up a bit, find the humor in things and enjoy your tours to the fullest. It’s easy work, and we all get way more in return for what we actually put into it. What a great organization to be a part of!!”