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Everett pins new CPO’s

IT3 Sabrina Wade-Brent
Naval Station Everett held a chief petty officer (CPO) pinning ceremony for 22 of the station and tenant commands chiefs, Sept. 21.

A ceremony at Naval Station Everett promoted 22 Sailors to the rank of chief petty officer, Sept. 21. For the past six weeks these CPO selectees have gone through a regimen of training to learn about what it means to be a chief.

Chief Yeoman (SW/AW) Jeff Nastasi said the indoctrination session is not only just for the selectees, but it’s for the entire mess to get together and learn from each other and absorb hundreds of years of information and traditions.”

During the ceremony, new chief petty officers proudly wore the khaki uniform and awaited to be pinned and covered when their names was called.

Chief Master-at-Arms Quinci Viduari assigned to Naval Security Force Naval Station Everett said he can’t wait to take on the positional job as chief petty officer.

“I am very proud, it was a learning journey,” said Viduari. “I know there is a long journey ahead of me and more responsibility now, but I would lead by example.”

Chief Electronics Technician Carol Wigley in route to USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) formally stationed at NAVSTA Everett said it was a lot of hard work yet it was well worth it. 

“It feels great, I am honored and proud to be a Navy chief,” said Wigley “Going through the training was outstanding it was a very highly educational process.”

The ceremony ended with the reading of the Chief’s Creed followed by a congratulatory receiving line formed for the new chief petty officers.

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