17 Selected for Chief Petty Officer


By Shawn Graham, NAS Patuxent River Public Affairs

Chief petty officer (CPO) selects assigned to NAS Patuxent River area commands just kicked off CPO 365 Phase Two. CPO 365 is a year-round training initiative that Chief’s Messes throughout the Navy take on to prepare first class petty officers to become chiefs. Phase Two of CPO 365 begins when CPO Selection Board results are released, which occurred Aug. 5 this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Shawn Graham)
Chief petty officer (CPO) selects assigned to NAS Patuxent River area commands just kicked off CPO 365 Phase Two. CPO 365 is a year-round training initiative that Chief’s Messes throughout the Navy take on to prepare first class petty officers to become chiefs. Phase Two of CPO 365 begins when CPO Selection Board results are released, which occurred Aug. 5 this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Shawn Graham)

PATUXENT RIVER, Md.—The Navy has released the names of the roughly 4,200 first class petty officers Navywide who have been selected for chief petty officer. The announcement launches CPO 365 Phase Two, as the CPO selects receive training for their future responsibilities and traditions of the chief’s mess.

In the Navy, promotion to the rank of chief requires a Sailor to take on the dual role of technical expert and designated leader. The title of “The Chief” carries with it a tradition of knowledge, teamwork and the ability to take charge that began when the Navy first created the rank on April 1, 1893.

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 1:

Chief (select) Aviation Structural Mechanic (AW) Kristian Wock

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20:

Chief (select) Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) (NAC/AW) Jimmy Brown

Chief (select) Naval Aircrewman (Avionics) (NAC/AW) Al Lombardo

Chief (select) Naval Aircrewman (Avionics) (NAC/AW) Mark Testa

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21:

Chief (select) Aviation Electrician’s Mate (AW) Emerson Tan

Chief (select) Aviation Structural Mechanic (AW/SW) Santo Alicea

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23:

Chief (select) Aviation Structural Mechanic (AW) Almekdad Alameri

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 4:

Chief (select) Logistics Specialist (AW/SW) Keisha Padmore

Fleet Readiness Center:

Chief (select) Aviation Structural Mechanic (AW) Clyde Crysel

Chief (select) Aviation Machinist’s Mate (AW/SW) Courtenay Wood

Chief (select) Aviation Electronics Technician (AW/SW) Felicia Oliver

NAS Patuxent River:

Chief (select) Master-at-Arms (AW/SW) Brian Ferguson

Chief (select) Air Traffic Controller (AW/SW) Joshua Myers

Chief (select) Electronics Technician (SCW/EXW) Timothy Rodgers

NAVAIR:

Chief (select) Yeoman (AW/SW) Kyle Parker

U.S. Naval Test Pilot School:

Chief (select) Aviation Maintenance Administrationman (AW/SW) Michael Thomas

Chief (select) Aviation Electronics Technician (AW) Charleston Hughey

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