--from the Chief Petty Officer Creed
CONGRATULATIONS to the Navy's newest Chief Petty Officers ! Our Navy is counting on you. The Deckplates are yours. Take charge and carry out the plan of the day ! You are "the Chief."
In honor of Navy Chief Petty Officer Mark Carter, 27, of Virginia Beach, VA who was killed in Iraq in December 2007. He faced every adversity and challenge head-on. He was, by any measure, the epitome of the kind of individual we need in the Chief Petty Officers' Mess today.