I have been taking a couple of weeks of vacation after having some surgery done, and had but all forgotten about this years promotion cycle. When my CMC called me this afternoon I assumed there was something that needed to be tended to at work. Well he surprised me with some great news. Effective tomorrow morning I will be promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer (E8) to say I am humbled and overjoyed at the same time is a understatement.

Obtaining the rank of Chief is very difficult, but getting promoted to SCPO is even more difficult as the percentages are very small. For those that are Navy Chief’s you will understand what I am felling in that I am greatly honored and yet deeply humbled at the same time. Navy Chief Navy Pride.