A U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer is the seventh highest rank among enlisted personnel in the Navy. The rank is above petty officer first class, but below senior chief petty officer. More » Government & Politics Military

According to the U.S. Department of Defense, enlisted sailors in the U.S. Navy are referred to by the term "rate," rather than "rank," based on their pay grades E-1 to E-9. Enlisted sailor rates range from Seaman Recruit... More » Government & Politics Military

Founded in 1988, the United States Chief Petty Officers Association is a fraternity of active duty, veteran or retired chief petty officers designed to promote community through responsible leadership while keeping membe... More » Government & Politics Military
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