2016 Chief Pinning

Here are some photos of this year’s pinning ceremonies from around the fleet.

160916-N-NM917-056 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 16, 2016) - Chief Legalman Giannina Gutierrez, attached to Commander 7th Fleet staff, gets pinned by her family members and mentor Chief Navy Counselor Jason Caldera during a pinning ceremony at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Fourteen commands, including the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), participated in a joint-chief season that concluded with pinning 42 new Chief Petty Officers. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan KirkJohnson/RELEASED)
Chief Legalman Giannina Gutierrez, attached to Commander 7th Fleet staff, gets pinned by her family members and mentor Chief Navy Counselor Jason Caldera during a pinning ceremony at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Fourteen commands, including the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), participated in a joint-chief season that concluded with pinning 42 new Chief Petty Officers. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan KirkJohnson/RELEASED)
160916-N-MJ491-330 SAN DIEGO (Sept. 16, 2016) Chief Legalman Glencora Thompson renders a salute while crossing the sideboys during a chief pinning ceremony on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer welcomed their sixteen newest chiefs during the ceremony. Boxer returned to its homeport of San Diego Monday, following a seven-month deployment to the 3rd, 5th, and 7th Fleet Areas of Operation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew Jackson/Released)
Chief Legalman Glencora Thompson renders a salute while crossing the sideboys during a chief pinning ceremony on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer welcomed their sixteen newest chiefs during the ceremony. Boxer returned to its homeport of San Diego Monday, following a seven-month deployment to the 3rd, 5th, and 7th Fleet Areas of Operation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew Jackson/Released)
HAMPTON, Va. (Sept. 16, 2016) -- Chief Legalman Briana Ridlon, assigned to Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), is pinned to the rank of chief petty officer during a pinning ceremony held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Fifty-seven Ford Sailors were advanced to chief petty officer during the ceremony, attended by family, friends and crew members.
Chief Legalman Briana Ridlon, assigned to Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), is pinned to the rank of chief petty officer during a pinning ceremony held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Fifty-seven Ford Sailors were advanced to chief petty officer during the ceremony, attended by family, friends and crew members.
MAYPORT, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2016) – Chief Legalman Carin Deitler is pinned by her wife, Lisa Broadfield, and Master Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Glen T. Newbins, during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony aboard amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Fifteen new chief petty officers were pinned in front of friends, family and the Iwo Jima crew during the ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Murray/Released)
Chief Legalman Carin Deitler is pinned by her wife, Lisa Broadfield, and Master Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Glen T. Newbins, during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony aboard amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Fifteen new chief petty officers were pinned in front of friends, family and the Iwo Jima crew during the ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Murray/Released)