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Chief Petty Officer

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    Posted: 01 Apr 2021 at 12:55pm
On April 1, 1893, Navy General Order 409 established the rank of chief petty officer. Today, we wish a Happy 126th Birthday to all our Navy Chiefs!
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It was 1958 when E-8 and E-9 were created with the first selectees promoting to their respective grades in 1959 and 1960.
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My dad was one of those.

He was advanced to QMCS(SS) in 1959.

These promotions were made off of the exam and the competition was fierce.

If scheduled for promotion, CPO's were advanced to either SCPO or MCPO based on their time in service.

So some guys went from E7 direct to E9.

Hard chargers all.

Dad went to PCU SSBN 598 as QM LCPO and shortly after arrival as COB.




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I forget. When did we cease calling all E-7/8/9 "Chief" and goto Chief, Senior Chief, and Master Chief?
I believe it was not immediately.
Kinda like when we stopped calling E-6 and below by their last name only.

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I got out 9/72 and it was still, Chief, for all three pay grades.

Also still last name or command nick name for blue shirts.


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Around 1980 the Navy went to using the formal titles, like the other branches. The last name/nickname remained for informal conversations.
I called my Weps on Aspro by his nickname most of the time, until he left the boat. He pointed out that I only called him "Lieutenant" when I was pissed at him.
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Originally posted by SaltiDawg SaltiDawg wrote:

I forget. When did we cease calling all E-7/8/9 "Chief" and goto Chief, Senior Chief, and Master Chief?
I believe it was not immediately.
Kinda like when we stopped calling E-6 and below by their last name only.

Late 80s, last names were used and every chief was "Chief".  Except that crazy guy in boot camp with the red cord on his uniform.
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Newly minted YNCM at SUBGRU 6 Staff told the Chief of Staff, when asked what to call him "Just call me MASTER!"
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Remember around 1970 where you were no longer an LPO but became a Work Center Supervisor. Liberty became a right. Prior to that all I remember was Chief ? and E6 and below called by last names or nicknames. In also believe once made COB the "Chief" was dropped and he became just COB.
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Hey Tom,

I was NAV ET LPO for my last 3 patrols and left the boat 4/1971.

Did that work center designation start at shore commands?
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