Thursday, April 1, 2010

Hooyah and Anchor Up Chiefs !! 117 years!!

Happy 117th Birthday Navy Chief Petty Officers !!

"HOOYAH to all our Chiefs who know what it takes to Anchor any age."

--MCPON Rick West

Love to see that the MCPON is still using my "Anchor up" phrase in his discussions with the Chief Petty Officer mess.

My Anchor Up article from USNI Proceedings is HERE.

MCPON Campa and MCPON West both thanked me for my article and the CPO community thought enough of it to publish it in their own GOATLOCKER for all CPOs to read.


Christopher said...

Can you check the link to the Anchor's Up post. Didn't work for me. Thanks.

Captain - Special Duty Cryptology said...


Thank you. Fixed the link. Appreciate your help.

Anonymous said...

I just read the "Anchor Up" article...Where does an Officer get the idea of writing an article about the Chief's Mess telling them so bluntly to "Anchor Up?" For a person that never spent anytime in discussion in the Mess, how can he write with such authority on the subject?

The Mess had it's authority taken away by officers when officers had the bright idea that CPOs could do the Chief's job as well as the Officer's job. There is not enough hours in the day for that...the Chief's job is one thing only..LEADING SAILORS!

Officers have no business trying to lead Sailors or dictating to the Chief's Mess to "Anchor up!"

Whitehat said...

All I can say is - Anchor Up - all of you Navy clowns. Captain, Chiefs and everyone in between.

Captain - Special Duty Cryptology said...

I got the idea from a Senior Chief.

Captain - Special Duty Cryptology said...

30 years of interaction (from E1 to O6) with the Mess also helped.