Navy's newest chief petty officers get their anchors


Happy Chief Pinning Day! In honor of the Navy’s newly pinned chief petty officers, check out these images from advancement ceremonies around the world.


Senior Chief James Strong places a cover on Chief Equipment Operator Roderick Nelson, one of 18 petty officers first class advanced to chief during a pinning ceremony at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti.


Chief Yeoman Tonja Galberth receives her new chief petty officer’s cover during an advancement ceremony at Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan.


Chief petty officers sing “Anchors Aweigh” at a CPO pinning ceremony aboard the forward-deployed amphibious transport dock Denver in 7th Fleet.


Chief Logistics Specialist Abubakar Betts, one of 48 new chiefs at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, has his anchors pinned on by his son and wife.


Chief Culinary Specialist Misty Cannon, center,  receives her anchors aboard the command ship Blue Ridge in Yokosuka, Japan.


Chief Culinary Specialist (SW) Jamar Hargress, Chief Boatswain’s Mate (SW/AW/EXW) Jared Henline, Chief Musician Carl Lindquist, Chief Musician Matthew Shea and Chief Hospital Corpsman (SW/AW) John Preku are pinned at Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.


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  1. Donald Ingram on

    Congratulations to all the new chiefs. One Master Chief told me when my anchors were pinned on by my wife, he said” never forget where you came from, serve the chiefs community with honor and respect and most of all, take care of your troops, they will take care of you”. Again, congratulations. ABFC (AW) D. Ingram (ret)

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