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The Chief Petty Officer's Pledge

Chief petty officers from Naval Air Station Jacksonville salute at the opening for the fiscal year 2013 chief petty officer pinning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gulianna Mandigo/Released)

The Chief Petty Officer's Pledge

I am a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy…

I serve my country and her people with pride and honor.

I seek no special favors.

I make things happen, and do the best I can do.

I am charged with a leadership role like no other in the world.

I develop junior officers and mold my Sailors.

I acknowledge full responsibility for the actions of my Sailors…
because these Sailors are the seeds of future chief petty officers.

I live by the Navy's core values of honor, courage, and commitment.

I set the example.

I establish the standards of performance.

My Sailors are students and I am their teacher.

I guide and influence the lives of these young men and women.

In the final analysis, I will determine the quality of these Sailors.

They look up to me because I treat them with dignity and respect.

Because they need a leader, I am there for them.

After all...


I am a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy.


Published: Wed Mar 14 10:40:56 EDT 2018