What It’s Like to be a MCPON’s Wife

On a blustery January day in 2016, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens and his wife, Theresa, drove to Pittsburgh to talk about a job opportunity with Victory Media after his pending retirement and to look at the local housing market. En route, Theresa told Mike, “Just so you know, we are not moving to Pittsburgh.”

Theresa and Mike Stevens with their pet Chihuahua, Beboo.

Three days later, the two endured a weather-induced nine-hour drive from Pittsburgh back home to Washington, D.C., and the song was a little different: “I think I could live in Pittsburgh,” Theresa reflected.

So in September 2016, Mike retired from a formidable 33-year Navy career, accepted the Chief Operating Officer position with Victory Media, the parent company of Military Spouse, and the couple prepared for what could be one of their final moves – surely a new feeling after moving nine times during their 18 years of marriage.

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