125TH CHIEF PETTY OFFICER BIRTHDAY MESSAGE:
R 282008Z MAR 18
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RMKS/1. April 1st will mark 125 years of Chief Petty Officers serving as
"The backbone of our Navy." The Chief Petty Officers continue to serve as
visible, more authentic, competent, courageous, and confidently humble
deckplate leaders in leading our Navy team forward every day.
2. As we celebrate our heritage with good grace, let us reflect on and honor
the expertise, grit, and devotion of those who wore anchors before us. They
shaped the Chief Petty Officer rate into the time honored respected and
revered fellowship simply known today as "The Mess" - recognized worldwide
for its distinct leadership in accomplishing the Navy's mission.
3. Chief Petty Officers must continue to build on the achievements and
lessons of the past 125 years. To ensure the Navy achieves operational
excellence and that our Sailors, civilians, and families get the support they
need to contribute to our mission success, we serve as trusted leaders,
technical experts, advisors, and mentors. We do so guided by the wisdom of
the Chief Petty Officer Creed - a timeless living document.
4. It is truly an honor and humbling to serve as part of such a long-
standing and valued legacy. The tireless efforts of Chief Petty Officers,
past and present, are the cornerstone of our Navy's continued success as the
world's premiere combat ready force.
5. Stay safe and Happy 125TH Birthday Chiefs!
6. MCPON Giordano sends.//