NCBC holds Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony

Many people gathered at the Naval Construction Battalion Center today where they held their chief petty officer pinning ceremony.

The CPO pinning ceremony represents the transition of newly selected chief petty officers and their induction into the chief petty officer mess, in which they become full-fledged chief petty officers.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Naval Base broke the ceremony into three parts where 35 officers were pinned. Chief Petty Officer Mike Latin said, “Some of these sailors are lucky enough to get here quickly and when I say quickly, I mean under ten years. Some of them have been trying to get here their whole Navy career. So, this is really the pinnacle of enlisted leadership and it is something that we hope that you know, you heard in the creed, we want them to remember this.”

The CPO pinning ceremony is a culmination of a six-week training period where senior enlisted leaders are challenged on their leadership and mentoring abilities.

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