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Retired Navy Officer Mike Stevens Joins Victory Media as COO

Mike Stevens
Mike Stevens

Victory Media has appointed Mike Stevens, retired master chief petty officer of the U.S. Navy, as its new chief operating officer responsible for the company’s operations to support civilian transitions for the military community.

The company said Thursday he will report directly to Chris Hale, Victory Media chairman and CEO, in his new position starting October.

“Mike Stevens is a deeply principled leader who has used his world-class team-building and change management skills to shepherd a proud Navy into the 21st century, ” said Hale.

Stevens will succeed Rich McCormack, who remains with Victory Media as president.

Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that owns the G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur, STEM Jobs and Military Friendly brands to support the military community.

Stevens, who served in the military for 33 years,  worked to advise the chief of naval operations and chief of naval personnel on matters that affect close to 400, 000 sailors and families in his previous role as MCPON.

He also helped develop and lead a number of Navy change initiatives such as the Chief Petty Officer 365 Leadership Training Program, the delivery of worldwide mobile services to all deployed sailors by 2025 and the restructuring of the service branch’s Senior Enlisted Academy in an effort to update its curriculum and increase annual student population.

He is a recipient of various military awards such as the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, as well as the Peter Tomich Award for exceptional military excellence from the Senior Enlisted Academy.

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