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  • 7 January 2015

    A US Coast Guardsman was sentenced by military judge to five months confinement and a bad conduct discharge for assault in a special court martial at the Coast Guard 9th District in Cleveland, Monday. Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua M. Raymond was found guilty of violating Article 128 (assault consummated by battery) of the Uniform […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Three hundred sixty-five Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) were frocked to the next pay grade during a ceremony held in Naval Station Everett’s base gym, Dec. 11. The newly advanced petty officers consisted of 200 third class petty officers, 126 second class petty officers and 39 first class petty officers. Those […]

  • 22 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) visited Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) June 19. During the visit, MCPON (SS/SW) Rick D. West, was briefed on NAVSUP’s Shipmates to Workmates program, the Navy Cash Program, and new training initiatives for Navy culinary specialists (CSs) to boost their skills and service to Sailors around the […]

  • 21 January 2015

    The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) administered the chief petty officer examination to 262 eligible first class petty officers while underway, Jan. 15. Sailors taking the exam have three hours to complete the test, which consists of 100 Navy knowledge questions and 100 job specific questions. Sailors who pass the examination will then […]

  • 17 August 2017

    Seven US sailors who died in a collision between destroyer USS Fitzgerald and a commercial ship on June 17 posthumously advanced to their next rank, the US Navy announced on Wednesday.  – Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia, was posthumously advanced to Petty Officer 3rd class. – Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo […]

  • 18 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert delivered remarks to family, friends and chief petty officers as 44 new chief petty officers were pinned at an official pinning ceremony held at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 16. This was the 122nd class of chief petty officers to join the Chiefs Mess, […]

  • 27 February 2015

    First Class Petty Officers (FCPOs) stationed at Pearl Harbor gathered at Hickam Memorial Theater on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to attend a First Class Petty Officer’s symposium, Feb. 25. The symposium drew approximately 200 FCPOs who were looking to gain leadership and career advice from the Pearl Harbor Chief’s Action Group, in conjunction with the […]

  • 17 June 2014

    Senior Chief Engineman (SW/EXW) Paul A. Gurrola and Sonar Technician (Geographic) (SW) Joseph F. Hart, were frocked to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer June 5, during a ceremony aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) currently deployed to the 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR). Having worked an entire […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (SS/SW) Rick D. West visited the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to speak to Sailors and civilians during an all hands call March 26. MCPON toured the SPAWAR command, including the Ballistic Missile Defense Systems Combined Test Bed Lab at the SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific […]

  • 6 May 2015

    Three senior chief petty officers aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) were advanced to the rank of master chief petty officer during a promotion ceremony in the ship’s hangar bay, May 1. Their newly pinned gold-fouled anchors, each with two silver stars distinguish them as master chief petty officers who represent […]

  • 4 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West visited Naval Station Everett to speak with Sailors of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, Naval Station Everett Sailors and civilians during an all hands call in the ship’s hangar bay, Nov. 3. West spoke to Sailors about changes in the Navy such as […]

  • 6 December 2013

    Two hundred and eighty Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) were advanced to their next rank during a frocking ceremony held at the Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton gym Dec. 5. Stennis’ commanding officer Capt. Michael Wettlaufer reminded every newly frocked petty officer to embrace their new leadership responsibilities and […]

  • 9 June 2014

    Two Sailors serving aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) were promoted to senior chief petty officers during a frocking ceremony on the ship’s flight deck, June 5.   The ceremony for Senior Chief Engineman Jeffery Clark and Senior Chief Culinary Specialist Michael Vira was held during an all-hands call. “This is a […]

  • 17 September 2014

    Twenty Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) donned the khaki uniform for the first time as chief petty officers (CPO) during a chief pinning ceremony in the ship’s hangar bay, Sept. 16.   The U.S. Navy chief petty officer rank dates back to 1893 when the Navy first created the chief […]

  • 16 September 2014

    Fifty-three chief petty officer selectees from the U.S. Navy’s forward deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, and embarked staff, commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, were awarded the gold fouled anchor and advanced to the rank of chief petty officer in the ship’s hangar bay, […]

  • 2 June 2014

    A group of 275 Sailors stood in formation while Capt. Greg Fenton, commanding officer of the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), congratulates each of them on their advancement to the next paygrade during a frocking ceremony in the ship’s hangar bay, May 30.   “It’s a great feeling to see […]

  • 18 September 2013
    Research & Development

    A green-thinking Royal Naval sailor has made a splash at Plymouth Royal Naval Base by reducing costs and the carbon footprint of a diver training tank. Chief Petty Officer Chris Springett, an engineer at Devonport Naval Base Southern Dive Unit, has won a coveted MOD award for dramatically improving the tank’s water heating and cleaning […]

  • 15 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The 2012 Sailors of the Year took time May 14 to discuss how the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative is designed to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, maintain the resiliency of the force, and to hone the most combat effective force. Vital pieces of that force are the four outstanding Sailors of the […]

  • 18 September 2012
    Training & Education

    21 Sailors were advanced to the rank of chief petty officer (CPO) during a CPO pinning ceremony held on board the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), Sept. 14. The Sailors, 20 assigned to Makin Island and one from embarked Amphibious Squadron Five, received their CPO collar devices and combination covers following six […]

  • 8 August 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) welcomed 14 chief petty officer selects to the ranks with an additional 14 inbound to the command when the results were announced Aug. 1. The 28 newest chief petty officers have a unique opportunity within the Navy to serve aboard the newest and most technologically advanced aircraft carrier. […]

  • 15 March 2012
    Training & Education

    First class and chief petty officers aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) continue to follow the Chief Petty Officer (CPO) 365 program while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. CPO 365 gives first class petty officers (FCPOs) year-round training on becoming a chief; in the past, CPO selectees became a chief […]

  • 28 September 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Navy announced guidance for the administration of the Cycle 218 Chief Petty Officer Advancement Examination and the Fiscal Year 2014 Active Chief Petty Officers (CPO) Selection Board via Navy message Sept. 26. NAVADMIN 294/12 pertains to first class petty officers from the Full Time Support (FTS) and active component communities. Navy Selected Reserve (SELRES) […]

  • 14 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(AW/NAC) Mike D. Stevens visited Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Nov. 8-10, to discuss his ‘Zeroing in on Excellence’ initiative. MCPON met with area chiefs to discuss his initiative that he released in four letters to the Chiefs’ Mess Nov. 6, and used this trip as his first opportunity […]

  • 22 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy has developed a pilot training course for maintainers of the Mk 92 Mod 12 Fire Control System on Guided Missile Frigates or FFG. Electronics Technicians, Chief Petty Officer William Edmondston, Petty Officer Matt Harper and Leading Seaman Mathew Webster developed the course at short notice, after the United States Navy ceased […]

  • 4 April 2017

    Navy chiefs aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) celebrated the birthday of chief petty officers with a series of events throughout the ship, April 1. Events took place on the flight deck, hangar bays and mess decks. They included a group photo, birthday cake cutting, a bike marathon and an ice cream social. […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Three hundred Sailors were frocked to their next higher pay grade during a ceremony on board the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Dec. 1. The ship’s newest petty officer first, second and third class selectees stood in ranks and made their way onto the stage as Capt. Greg Fenton, George Washington’s commanding […]

  • 18 January 2013
    Training & Education

    First class petty officers stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba took the chief petty officer Navy-wide advancement exam, Jan. 17, in hopes of taking the next step of achieving the rank of chief petty officer. The Navy administers the chief petty officer exam once a year for qualified Sailors. If first class petty officers pass the […]

  • 4 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Naval Medical Logistics Command (NMLC), located on Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md., celebrated the 119th birthday of Navy Chief Petty Officers with a cake cutting ceremony April 2. The Navy officially created the rank of chief petty officer in 1893. Since then, chiefs have been charged with the duties and responsibilities of ensuring Sailors are […]

  • 27 May 2015

    On the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) 264 Sailors were advanced to the next pay grade during a frocking ceremony, May 24. Capt. Daniel Grieco, Theodore Roosevelt’s commanding officer, personally presented a frocking letter to each Sailor and congratulated them for their achievement. Frocked Sailors receive the right to […]