Chief Petty Officers' Birthday
"On April 1, 1893, the rank of Chief Petty Officer was first established in the U.S. Navy. For more than 100 years, Chiefs have routinely sought out greater challenges and assumed more responsibility in our Navy. Because of this, our Navy Chiefs maintain responsibilities and privileges that no other armed force in the world grants to its enlisted people. Through their example, Chiefs inspire our young men and women, by proving their worth every day and enduring through adversity to protect our nation's interests."
"To honor all the Chief Petty Officers who have served with courage and commitment in our Navy, please join me in wishing our Chiefs a Happy Birthday 2014. 121 years and counting!" from Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti.