Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dines to be New Command Master Chief

Capt. Brian Walden announced to the band over the weekend that Master Chief Musician Kevin Dines has been selected as the Navy Band's command master chief. Dines will replace Master Chief Musician David Miles this summer.

Miles has served the band as command master chief for three years, and will be retiring this year after 30 years of service. He joined the Navy Band in 1981 as a euphonium instrumentalist. During his 30 years, he has served as the Concert Band operations chief, Concert/Ceremonial leading chief petty officer, Concert Band unit leader and Concert/Ceremonial chief in charge.

Dines is currently serving as the Concert/Ceremonial chief in charge. Prior to that, he was the Ceremonial Band unit leader. Dines joined the band in 1988 as a trumpet instrumentalist.

The command master chief serves as the top enlisted manager, supervises and coordinates activities which affect enlisted personnel, and assists in maintaining the highest standards of conduct, morale and appearance.

Congratulations, Master Chief Dines!

5 comments:

Mike said...

Congrats Kevin!

Mike Keeley

Constance said...

Wow Kevin. Congratulations!!!

wfpicher said...

Bravo Kevin!!

Megan said...

Congratulations Kevin!

Michael Langworthy said...

Kevin Dines - I remember talking to you at the ITG Conference in Kalamazoo (1987?), where you played a solo! Later we both joined the Navy Band, and I toured South America with Brian Walden. Small world!