It’s the word that 22,000 active, full-time support and drilling reserve first class petty officers have been awaiting all year — the results of who will be putting on chief petty officer anchors in September.
This year, almost 18,500 sailors competed for just under 4,400 advancements in the active force. The Full-Time Support is advancing about 200 of its nearly 1,000 eligible candidates and the Selected Reserve is giving anchors to over 400 of its almost 2,800 eligible sailors.
All new chief petty officers will be pinned together in September, following the CPO-365 Phase Two initiation phase, which will begin now.
Check the FY18 chief selections — listed by rating and name in alphabetical order — below. The numbers indicate the numerical order of advancement.
Congratulations to all selectees!
Mark D. Faram is a former reporter for Navy Times. He was a senior writer covering personnel, cultural and historical issues. A nine-year active duty Navy veteran, Faram served from 1978 to 1987 as a Navy Diver and photographer.