#BZFriday: New Chiefs Pinned Around the Fleet

The following photos are just a few of the special ceremonies held around the fleet. “I began my service at an older age than most; which was the beginning of my […]

The following photos are just a few of the special ceremonies held around the fleet.

“I began my service at an older age than most; which was the beginning of my transition of complete surrender to servitude.  I knew I wanted to make a difference and serving my country was the best way.  As the Chief, we must set the tone, keep a positive attitude, and bring about positive change.  The support of my shipmates during difficult times helped me along the way.”

– Chief Legalman Deandra Whitehead

PEARL HARBOR (Sept. 14, 2018) Chief Legalman Deandra Whitehead, Region Legal Service Office Hawaii, walks through sideboys after being pinned to the rank of chief petty officer (CPO), during a CPO pinning ceremony at the Hickam Chapel on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 14. The ceremony recognized 20 newly-pinned chiefs assigned to the Hawaii region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica O. Blackwell)

 

“I could not have done this without you, all of you. Because if it weren’t for my family, mentors, and shipmates along the way I would not be standing in khakis today.”

– Chief Gas Turbine System Technician – Electrical Shannon Bakos

Chief Gas Turbine System Technician – Electrical Shannon Bakos poses for a photo with Defense Service Office West triad, Capt. Dan Cimmino, Master Chief Legalman Renate Moormann, and Cmdr. Stuart Kirkby, after a chief petty officer pinning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego.

 

Chief Legalman Sharlissa Barefield in the hangar bay of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony while on a regularly scheduled deployment of Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).

“Do not think that you have “arrived” continue to remain humble and pull up others with you.”

– Chief Legalman Melissa L. Whitaker

Chief Legalman Melissa L. Whitaker, Naval Justice School, receives her chief combination cover during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony at the U.S. Naval War College.

 

Congratulations to all of our Sailors selected for advancement to chief petty officer!

Chief Legalman Victoria Agosto, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, DC
Chief Gas Turbine System Technician – Electrical Shannon I. Bakos, DSO West, San Diego, CA
Chief Legalman Sharlissa V. Barefield, USS ESSEX (LHD 2), San Diego, CA
Chief Legalman Kashetah L. Bedford, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA
Chief Legalman Maria A. Bryant, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, DC
Chief Legalman Sarina M. Celaya, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron TWO, Jacksonville, FL
Chief Gas Turbine System Technician – Electrical Jason J. Dannehy, RLSO SW, San Diego, CA
Chief Legalman Eric R. Foster, Carrier Strike Group ELEVEN, Everett, WA
Chief Legalman  Diamond M. Harris, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, Camp Lejeune, NC
Chief Legalman Sherry L. Hoffman, Submarine Squadron SIX, Norfolk, VA
Chief Legalman Marbella Kuk, Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center, Norfolk, VA
Chief Legalman RaShay T. Stokes, RLSO NW, Norfolk, VA
Chief Legalman Marcus T. Thomas, DSO SE, Norfolk, VA
Chief Legalman Melissa L. Whitaker, NJS, Newport, RI
Chief Legalman Deandra L. Whitehead, RLSO Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, HI