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125th Chief Petty Officer Birthday Ceremony

Happy (early) birthday, Navy chiefs!

On April 1, 1893, Navy General Order 409 established the rank of chief petty officer.

This year, we celebrate 125 years of our chiefs’ trusted leadership, technical expertise, advising and mentorship that enable America’s combat ready naval force to be continuously flexible, more innovative, and lethal in achieving operational excellence on all domains.

Day to day for a chief,  “there are no greater words of influence than what’s written in the Creed.” It’s a timeless living document. For a chief it sets a high bar of – daily – expectations for ones conduct and actions.

A livestream of the birthday celebration with Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano is scheduled for Friday, March 30 at 10 a.m. (EDT) at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Thank our Navy chiefs by leaving a comment below.

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