DVIDS – News – The École supérieure navale pins three sailors as first masters


For many decades, the Chief Petty Officer was a symbol of strength, discipline and knowledge among the enlisted ranks of the Navy. The motto “Ask the Leader” is ingrained in the minds of junior enlisted sailors to remind them to turn to their leader for advice. The selection to join this scholarship is of great importance and is an important step in the career.

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) hosted a Hybrid Chief Petty Officer (CPO) pinning ceremony for its three newly selected chiefs and chief petty officers from Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) in Monterey at the interior of the King Hall auditorium, November 19. The event was broadcast live for anyone who was unable to attend.
“This milestone represents the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice, endless days of work, extended deployments and lengthy separations from loved ones,” said Jason Noble, chief of the operations department of the ‘IWTC, chief of ceremony, principal technician in cryptology (interpretation). “It is also a tribute to the unwavering support and understanding of spouses, friends and family. Without them, this day would not have been possible.
At the NPS, Chief Naval Advisor Joshua Garnsey, Chief Yeoman Lao Kue and Chief Electronics Technician (Navigation) Andrew Reagan shared varying feelings upon learning that they had been chosen as Chiefs.

“I was very surprised,” Reagan said of when he learned he had been selected for promotion. “I was prepared for one or the other result, but I didn’t want to have high hopes. It took me a few days to fit in, but I was pretty excited overall.

“It was surreal,” Kue said. “All my emotions that I had held in me for many years have fallen from my shoulders. It was wonderful, especially knowing that two other of my selected colleagues did it with me.

“What I felt the most at first was disbelief,” Garnsey said. “Having been eligible for the board a few times, I never expected to be called into the chief of staff’s office and be congratulated. What I felt immediately after was the excitement of calling my stepmom and dad and giving them the news they had been waiting for a long time. I think that’s when it really hit me.

After leading, mentoring, and watching them grow and succeed among the NPS recruited staff, the NPS enlisted leaders recognized and welcomed Kue, Garnsey, and Reagan as one of their own.

“As with all those who are selected for the post of chief, it is because the Navy saw that they were the best and best qualified to take on the demanding work of a chief petty officer and to be the future leaders of which the Navy needs, ”said the chief electrician. John Manning, Principal Enlisted Leader of the NPS (SEL).

“I was overjoyed,” said Brian Carpenter, assistant chief electrical officer, a former NPS SEL. “I have watched these men grow personally and professionally over the past three years and prayed that this will be the year the Navy rewards their efforts. Making our three nominees eligible is a blessing and each deserves it because of their endless contributions to our brand and our NPS family. “

Although their career paths in the Navy differ, the increased responsibilities of the new leaders at the NPS opened up the final stages to reaching their chief anchors.

“The NPS absolutely played a major role in my preparation to be chief petty officer,” Reagan said. “I learned a lot about the professionalism, administration and cultural awareness of the various specialty areas of the US Navy.”

During the chief pinning ceremony, Noble described the significance of each element of the CPO emblem – a fouled anchor and chain with the letters “USN” affixed to the top – before family and mentors do not pin each selected chef. The anchor is a representation of the trials and tribulations that leaders face on a daily basis, while the chain is a symbol of flexibility. The anchor could also be a reminder of the weight of responsibility that now weighs on these new leaders.

“After assuming the role of Chief Petty Officer of the Protocol and Public Affairs Departments a little over a year ago, I felt like I had a little insight into the responsibility of a CPO,” Garnsey said. “NPS management saw my potential and trusted me, not just to fill in the gaps [Command Career Counselor] ticket, but to improve processes and run the program.

While the lettering “USN” on the CPO emblem officially represents the United States Navy, naval tradition states that each letter has its own symbolism. “U” represents the unity that reminds leaders of cooperation and the maintenance of harmony and continuity of purpose and action. Leaders have already seen that the command works with them to bring out the best in everyone.

“Tome, [my chief selection] is a victory for us and NPS, ”said Kue. “I’m glad to know that the Navy sees how much we invest in our sailors and command here at the NPS. Every sailor and management here played a vital role in my selection. I thank each of them for helping me grow personally and professionally.

The “S” symbolizes service, which reminds leaders of their service to the Navy and their ilk.

“It’s the product of 15 and a half years of hard work,” Garnsey said. “Not just mine, but the mentors and sailors I have worked with, whose lessons and advice have been given to me without any immediate benefit to themselves. I see this as an opportunity to use the accumulated knowledge and apply it to the next generation of future CPOs. I am ready to start this next chapter of my career. I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead and can’t wait to be a member of the Elite Chiefs’ Mess! “

“N” stands for navigation, reminding chiefs to stay the course so that they can be in charge of their dealings with all mankind, especially their fellow chiefs. Veteran Chiefs now turn their leadership over to New Chiefs, who will guide current and future shipmates through the mission while adhering to the mantra of “Chief of the Navy, Pride of the Navy”.

“I am truly blessed to have served with YNC Kue, NCC Garnsey and ETVC Reagan and I am proud to see them enter the sacred halls of the Chiefs’ Mess,” said Carpenter. “As I begin my retirement, I have no doubts that these three chefs will continue to make NPS a great one. ”

Date taken: 19.11.2021
Date posted: 11.19.2021 19:29
Story ID: 409728
Site: MONTEREY, California, United States

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