Monday, December 2, 2013

The Role of the Chief Petty Officer in the Modern Navy

There have been a great many questions, examinations, re-examinations, and discussions of the role of the chief petty officer in the modern Navy. Commanding officers, junior officers, petty officers, and enlisted men are saying that chiefs just aren't what they used to be. The "used-to-be" status referred to is that fabulous position occupied by the chief petty officers in the pre-war Navy wherein the chief's word was law to subordinates and his ability to get things done a trade-mark to his superiors.

Proceedings Magazine
April 1957

You can read the entire text HERE.  Some things do not change - much.

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