The Navy Welcomes It’s New Chiefs

On Base Snapshot


NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith poses for a photo with Chief Culinary Specialist Thaddeus Dorsey during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony on board Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston Churchill (DDG 81) on Nov. 19, 2021 at Naval Station Mayport, Florida.

MCPON Smith visited the Winston Churchill and Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS St. Louis (LCS 19) to participate in the final capstone of events of the chief petty officer season, a culmination of a demanding professional training regiment to prepare Sailors for the increased responsibility and authority of carrying out the Navy’s mission. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Aaron Lau/ Released)