Three senior chief petty officers aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) were advanced to the rank of master chief petty officer during a promotion ceremony in the ship’s hangar bay, May 1.
Their newly pinned gold-fouled anchors, each with two silver stars distinguish them as master chief petty officers who represent less than one percent of Sailors in the fleet.
It takes years of consistent, hard work and focus for a Sailor to reach the rank master chief petty officer and he or she must show perseverance and dedication to push through the ranks.
George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
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