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MISAWA, Japan: Chief Information Systems Technician Thomas Zacher has his chief petty officer combination cover placed by Chief Yeoman Kenneth Vinoya after being pinned to the new rank of chief petty officer. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samuel Weldin/Released)

New Chiefs of 2016 Pinned Around the Fleet

All around the world active and reserve Sailors are pinning on anchors and advance in rank as newly-minted Chiefs in the U.S. Navy.   Chief’s anchors mark a symbol of expertise, trust, partnership and above all…leadership.  The following photos are just a few of the special ceremonies going on around the fleet. BZ chief petty officers!

YOKOSUKA, Japan – Chief Master-at-Arms Steven Oliveira has his cover placed on his head during the Chief Petty Officer (CPO) pinning ceremony on board Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Burghart/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: Chief Master-at-Arms Steven Oliveira has his cover placed on his head during the Chief Petty Officer (CPO) pinning ceremony on board Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Burghart/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Newly-pinned chief petty officers recite the Chief Petty Officer’s Pledge in the hangar bay of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during the ship’s chief petty officer pinning ceremony.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan N. McFarlane/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Newly-pinned chief petty officers recite the Chief Petty Officer’s Pledge in the hangar bay of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during the ship’s chief petty officer pinning ceremony.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan N. McFarlane/Released)
NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan: Chief Logistics Specialist Ruby Flores leads Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi’s Chief selectees in singing Anchors Aweigh during the Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony at the installation’s theater, Cinema 77. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew C. Duncker/Released)
NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan: Chief Logistics Specialist Ruby Flores leads Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi’s Chief selectees in singing Anchors Aweigh during the Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony at the installation’s theater, Cinema 77. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew C. Duncker/Released)
SASEBO, Japan: Chief Personnel Specialist Taylor Himes gets pinned by his daughter Rider Himes during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony in the Career Education Center aboard Commander, U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristopher S. Haley/Released)
SASEBO, Japan: Chief Personnel Specialist Taylor Himes gets pinned by his daughter Rider Himes during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony in the Career Education Center aboard Commander, U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristopher S. Haley/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Chief Hospital Corpsman Armando Montoya, from Chicago, is congratulated in the hangar bay of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), after the ship’s chief petty officer pinning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan N. McFarlane/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Chief Hospital Corpsman Armando Montoya, from Chicago, is congratulated in the hangar bay of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), after the ship’s chief petty officer pinning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan N. McFarlane/Released)
MISAWA, Japan: Chief Information Systems Technician Thomas Zacher has his chief petty officer combination cover placed by Chief Yeoman Kenneth Vinoya after being pinned to the new rank of chief petty officer. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samuel Weldin/Released)
MISAWA, Japan: Chief Information Systems Technician Thomas Zacher has his chief petty officer combination cover placed by Chief Yeoman Kenneth Vinoya after being pinned to the new rank of chief petty officer. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samuel Weldin/Released)
SASEBO, Japan: Chief Navy Counselor Bethany Hale passes through sideboys after being pinned chief petty officer at the Career Education Center aboard Commander, U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum/Released)
SASEBO, Japan: Chief Navy Counselor Bethany Hale passes through sideboys after being pinned chief petty officer at the Career Education Center aboard Commander, U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Newly-pinned chief petty officers stand at attention in the hangar bay of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during the ship’s chief petty officer pinning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan N. McFarlane/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Newly-pinned chief petty officers stand at attention in the hangar bay of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during the ship’s chief petty officer pinning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan N. McFarlane/Released)

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