Browsing: Traditions

The Norfolk-based destroyer McFaul broke ranks Thursday and pinned its five new chief petty officers day earlier than the rest of the Navy. There was a good reason for that. McFaul did so to accommodate a scheduled deployment. So even when a short-notice delay changed that deployment date, the ship held the ceremony so as not to exclude family members who’d traveled to take in the rich tradition. “It was very important to have my family here with me today,” said Chief Logistics Specialist (AW/SW) Tamika Tillman.  “I can’t even describe what it means to have them present.” Tillman was…

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