The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) frocked 15 new senior chief petty officers on May 29.
The frocking ceremony was a rite of passage to the next pay grade as each senior chief petty officer assumed their new title and responsibilities.
Capt. Timothy Kuehhas, George Washington’s commanding officer, introduced the senior chiefs on stage and two Sailors were granted the honor to pin the one-starred anchor on each collar.
George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, are on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. George Washington will conduct a hull-swap with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) later this year after serving seven years as the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier in Yokosuka, Japan.
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