Navy to promote petty officers who take 'hard jobs in hard locations'

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Adm. Robert Burke, right, chief of Navy personnel, talks during a Facebook livestream all-hands call July 10, 2018, while Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson stands beside him.  SCREENSHOT VIA U.S. NAVY
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Adm. Robert Burke, right, chief of Navy personnel, talks during a Facebook livestream all-hands call July 10, 2018, while Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson stands beside him. SCREENSHOT VIA U.S. NAVY

Navy to promote petty officers who take 'hard jobs in hard locations'

by: Wyatt Olson | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: July 12, 2018

The Navy will promote petty officers who take “hard jobs in hard locations” as it expands its force to man a growing fleet, top service leaders announced Tuesday.

“We’re going to recognize talent, and we’re going to put that recognition in the hands of commanding officers who are closest to that talent,” Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said during an online all-hands meeting.

He was joined during the live-streamed event by Adm. Robert Burke, chief of Navy personnel, who laid out steps the service is taking to retain and grow its cadre of sailors.

“It’s a good time to stay Navy. We want to retain our best talent,” Burke said.

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