Sailors pinned to rank of CPO at installations across Hampton Roads

Posted at 3:52 PM, Sep 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-17 09:13:13-04

Thirty-six Sailors from various commands on Naval Station Norfolk were pinned to the rank of chief petty officer (CPO) on Tuesday.

Additionally, eight Sailors at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth were pinned to CPO as well as sixteen Sailors at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy spoke at Naval Station Norfolk for the ceremony there.

The pinning ceremonies culminate a six-week training program to prepare the CPO selectees for their new responsibilities as CPOs.

This week, Navy commands will pin 3,794 Sailors selected from 16,283 eligible first class petty officers.