Naval Station Rota, Spain welcomed 19 Sailors and an Air Force master sergeant to the chief petty officer (CPO) ranks during a pinning ceremony held in the courtyard of U.S. Naval Hospital Rota (USNHR), Sept. 16.
The Rota chiefs are among more than 4,660 Sailors, Navy-wide, who were selected to join the khaki-clad ranks of enlisted leaders. The new chiefs came from the Naval Station, tenant commands and deployed units including the Security Department, USNHR, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella, Italy Site Rota, and the Fire Department.
After the new CPOs were pinned, NAVSTA Rota Command Master Chief Del Terrell read the CPO Creed to emphasize the importance of the role of the chief to those in attendance, and to drive home the added responsibility and higher expectations that come with the rank and position of CPO.