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Happy 126th Birthday Chiefs – Chief On!

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 1, 2017) Chief petty officers (CPO) assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) pose for a group photo as part of the 124th birthday celebration of the CPO rank.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly L. Herline/Released)

By Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith In the beginning there was no birthday, no Mess, no initiation process. There were only Sailors, salty with experience and a deep conviction to bridge the gap between the vision their officers had and the Sailors who executed the …

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Chief Petty Officer Pinning and Advancement Ceremony

Chief petty officer pining ceremony

Watch as our newest chief petty officers in the National Capitol Region are pinned with anchors and advanced to the rank of chief during a ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington D.C., Sept. 15. Live video is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. EDT. Join the #USNavy conversation on …

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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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