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10 Things to know about U.S. Navy Chiefs

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 16, 2016) Fiscal Year 2017 chief petty officers stand at attention during a chief pinning ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)

Effectively running and fighting a warship relies on bridging the gap between officers and enlisted personnel. It was from this need that the creation of the rank of chief petty officer was born. The chief petty officer as it is recognized today was officially established April 1, 1893. Armed with official …

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My Navy Chief Taught Me …

ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 13, 2012) Chief Boatswain's Mate Sorrells Claiborne, left, teaches Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Charlesa Anderson how to signal while training her as a rig captain aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a replenishment at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)

April 1 marks 124 years of deckplate leadership by our Navy chiefs. Navy General Order 409 established the rank of chief petty officer in 1893. As we approached the birthday of the Navy chief, we asked our Facebook fans what their chief taught them about integrity, accountability, initiative and toughness. Below …

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@USNPeople Weekly Wire Rundown: April 5, 2015

Weekly Wire Rundown

The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, highlighting the top stories affecting Sailors and their families. The video compliments the print edition of the @USNPeople Weekly Wire, which you can subscribe to by e-mailing usnpeople@gmail.com. It can also be …

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Thank You Chief

EVERETT, Wash. (Sept. 14, 2012) Newly-pinned chief petty officers salute during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony in the Grand Vista Ballroom at Naval Station Everett. The Naval Station welcomed 24 newly pinned Sailors to the rank of chief petty officer during the ceremony. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeffry Willadsen/Released)

By Vice Adm. Bill Moran Chief of Naval Personnel Today, on this 122nd Birthday of the Mess, there is no greater honor than to salute our Chief Petty Officers – past, present and future.   As the conscience of our Navy, Chiefs keep us grounded in our proudest traditions, while always looking …

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MCPON Letter to the CPO Mess

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Shipmates, I would like to start this letter off by saying how honored I am to have the opportunity to serve alongside all of you. It is my opinion that the Chief’s Mess is as strong as it has ever been. Your accomplishments are many and impressive; you should feel …

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Navy Chief Petty Officer Training

By Senior Chief Equipment Operator Matthew P. Dooley, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, ALFA Company The Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Induction Season is finishing up across the entire Navy, both for active duty and reserve component Sailors. Chiefs from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan are …

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