University hosts Navy pinning ceremony

When a last-minute problem with the Navy’s original venue threatened Fort Gordon’s FY17 Chief Petty Officer Pinning Ceremony, Augusta University was able to step in and provide the Maxwell Theatre for the event.

At the Sept. 16 ceremony, which was attended by approximately 540 people, 16 chief petty officer selectees were pinned with the insignia of their new rank.

The rank of chief petty officer is unique among the armed services for the authority and responsibility given to it.



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