The Master Chief’s Sea Stories —
Navy life at its most vivid

Ahoy There!

What you will find with The Master Chief’s Sea Stories collection is a story like no other. At least no others that have captured a life in such detail and frankness. Not just any life, but the life of a sailor. That’s what these books are all about.

Those ready to follow this sailor’s adventurous life need to start from Volume One and read through. As such, not only will you learn the master chief’s story, but emotionalize your own. The relevancy and lessons learned from this collection is incomparable and once read, you will recall similar life experiences – sailor or not – feeling your own emotions. That’s the magic of storytelling.

Never before have you read anything as such. Undoubtedly, many a story of the sea has been told but nothing to the extent of Master Chief Moye’s collection of tales covering his 27 years of service to the United States Navy.

The master chief colorfully describes his life as a young boy who knew he would become a sailor, and did. Exciting, heartwarming, and heartbreaking stories are then detailed from the day he entered the Navy, till his last.

Emotions pour through each story that transformed a small town boy from the hills to a responsibly hardened, battle-ready Cold War sailor charged to lead man and machine as he devoted his life to service.

For millennia, sailors have told stories of the sea. Moye’s stories are an autobiographical account based on comprehensive journals he maintained during his service to the United States Navy. (Sample below from November 4–6, 1976. Please excuse grammatical errors.) This factual account details experiences ranging from tragic to euphoric … sometimes on the same day.

ITCM (SW) Moye — Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of NATO Communications Facility–Supreme Allied Commander Staff, Norfolk, Virginia. Smiling because, similar to admirals, no one messes with the master chief.

A bygone era

Master Chief Moye colorfully describes his and the lives of other U.S. Navy sailors in a bygone era. No longer can sailors carouse overseas ports in a dangerously drunken stupor, finding their way back to the ship just in time to assume duty. Then do it again the following day.

As young Moye rose in rank, his drinking and carousing gave way to bettering himself and his Navy, creating opportunities realized by few.

Our lives are told in stories, be them happy, sad, respectful, or profane. Follow Moye as he learns, leads, laughs, cries, fails, and succeeds. The Master Chief spins his yarns of an era where much was expected and accepted. Actions that are no longer militarily or socially acceptable.

Due to his access to highly sensitive materials, the master chief’s books must first pass muster with the United States Department of Defense (DOD). Book five is now in progress. Check back here periodically for updates.


Once put to sea, sailors are forever changed.

Thieving part of each soul, the sea absorbs immortal

emotions and energy of those who sail upon her. …


… Forever connecting each sailor, what the sea takes,

she returns, equally redistributing to all

who depend upon her care.  (Moye, March 1983)

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