Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Three Year Anniversary to the Chief!

Congrats, Honey you have been a CHIEF for three years! Also congratulation to all the new CPOs. Traditionally the Chief pinning cermony is held on September 16th. Since today is September 16th, I was thinking back on our journey to chief. I mean Paul's journy to chief, but honestly it was a family affair. I didn't do anything to increase the odds of him making chief but I was along for the ride. Since today is the day they celebrate the pinning I wanted to share something that I thought you might find interesting.

The anchor is the emblem of the rate of a Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy. Attached to the anchor is a length of chain and the letters "U.S.N." These identify a Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy. To a Chief, the letters and the anchor have a noble and glorious meaning.

* The "U" stands for Unity, which reminds us of cooperation, maintaining harmony and continuity of purpose and action.

*The "S" stands for Service, which reminds us of service to our God, our fellow mand and out Navy.

*The "N" stands for Navigation, which reminds us to keep ourselves on a true course so that we may walk upright before God and man, and in our transactions with all mankind, but more importantly, with our fellow Chiefs.

*The "Chain" is symbolic of flexibility, and it reminds us of the chain of life that we forge day by day, link by link. May it continually be forged with honor, courage, morality and virture.

*The "Anchor" is emblematic of the hope and glory, or of the fulfillment of God's promises to our souls. It is the golden and precious anchor, by which we must keep steadfast in the faith and encouraged to abide in our proper station amidst the storm of temptation, affliction, and persecution. (Taken from

Memories from the pinning ceremony:

I love you!