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A Message From Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith

Shipmates, At the request of the Chief of Naval Operations, I have now temporarily assumed the duties of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. I’m humbled to have been chosen to take on the important charge of maintaining the form and function of the office until the CNO can …

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125th Chief Petty Officer Birthday Ceremony

PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 16, 2017) Chief petty officer combination covers are displayed prior to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) pinning ceremony at the Navy Operational Support Center in Portland, Ore., Sept. 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Heather C. Wamsley/Released)

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 …

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