Paul A. Kingsbury, a retired master chief petty officer, spent over 31 years on active service in the Navy and served in leadership positions in aircraft carriers, cruisers, amphibious ships, an aviation squadron, two overseas regions, and the naval safety center. His career culminated with his selection as the 18th Fleet Master Chief for U.S. Fleet Forces Command advising senior Navy executive leaders and their staffs and serving on a variety of military boards and panels. He served as a member of the U.S. Naval Institute’s editorial board and has published several articles on Navy policy and issues in Proceedings, the USNI Blog, and Joint Forces Quarterly. He has received awards in both the U.S. Naval Institute General Essay and Enlisted Essay contests and is the author of the 2nd edition of The Chief Petty Officer’s Guide and The Petty Officers Guide.