Chief of Naval Operations (left) Congratulates Master Chief Operations Specialist Robert Walker upon his selection as the next Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. Taken in Washington, D.C., 25 June 1975. Master Chief Walker, 46, is a 27-year Navy veteran from Baldwin, New York, and is currently serving as Master Chief Petty Officer of the Atlantic Fleet Naval Air Force. He will relieve Master Chief John D. Whittet in September (quoted from the original 1975 photo caption). Photographed by David Wilson. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.