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1,140 Entries
Brian Saddler Email
10 hours ago

Rate: OSC (SEL)

Duty Stations: USS Camden, USS Samuel B. Roberts, SERMC, USS Curtis Wilbur, USS Phillipine Sea, ATGPNW

Comments:
Thanks to all of the Sailors that put me here. Look forward to helping others rise up in the ranks

Dexter A. Thompson Email
12 hours ago

Rate: SSgt (USMC)

Duty Stations: MACS-4 Okinawa Japan, MWSS-372 Camp Pendleton CA, Marine Barracks Washington DC (8th & I), CLC 23, MCSFBN Bangor WA

Comments:
I've been in the Marine Corps for 15 years and never understood what the Chief's Mess was. My Battalion Sergeant Major said "Hey SSgt Thompson, since you are selected for GySgt, do you want to go through Chief Season with the Sailors ?" I responded with what is Chief Season ? He said "go to the meeting in 15 minutes and you will figure it out". So I went to the meeting and now I am going through season which has opened my eyes greatly to the history and purpose of the Chief's Mess. I am truly greatful for the opportunity to hopefully become an Honorary Chief and look forward to the camaraderie and seeing the benefits of being part of the mess in the future. This Battalion has many great Chiefs that I have been learning from. SEMPER FIDELIS

EVANS ODUROSARKODIE Email
12 hours ago

Rate: PSC(SW/AW)(Sel)

Duty Stations: COMUSNAVCENT, CNE-CNA-C6F

Comments:
I am very appreciative for all the great mentors I have had from the beginning of my career to now.

Philipgene Frias  Email
13 hours ago

Rate: LSC(Sel)

Duty Stations: CTF-63/MSCEURAF Naples, Italy

Comments:
First and foremost, I would like to give thanks and glory to our Great Architect of the Universe for this wonderful blessing. i also like to thank my wife and kids for all the support and sacrifice they have done. also like to thank all my mentors that mold me to become the leader i am today.

Bryan Penny Email
14 hours ago

Rate: ACC(Sel)

Duty Stations: FACSFAC VACAPES / NATTC Pensacola

Comments:
I look forward to serving the mess. If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong. ACC(sel) Bryan Penny

ANTONIO FORDHAM Email
15 hours ago

Rate: YNC(Sel)

Duty Stations: COMFIFTHFLT/NAVCENT, CPRW-11, SURFRON 14, USS TAYLOR (FFG 50)

Comments:
I am beyond blessed to be selected and I know all the glory belongs to the lord.  Thank you to all my Sailors, mentors, and peers who played an important role in my career success.  I look forward to getting back onboard a ship in the next few months.

V/r,
YNC(Sel)

HECTOR HERRERA Email
15 hours ago

Rate: STGC(SW)(SEL)

Duty Stations: USS PORTER

Comments:
Never give up

Erik David Oehrtman Email
17 hours ago

Rate: CTIC(IW/AW/NAO)(Sel)

Duty Stations: NRD Richmond, IWTC Monterey, NIOC Maryland, NIOD Digby, NIOC Georgia

Comments:
My deepest gratitude to CTICS(Ret) Dan Nash for his support and mentorship. I wouldn't have gotten through my darkest times without him, and I wouldn't be the person I am today without his guidance. CTICS Anjela Hoffman, CTICS Virgina Soto, CTICS Sang Phan, CTICM(Ret) Rick Berger, and CTICM Chris Steven's, you were all instrumental in getting me to this point in my career

Scherwin G. Henry Email
Yesterday at 23:03

Rate: OSC (Sel)

Duty Stations: USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76

Comments:
I am looking forward to Sep 13th.

Troy Matthew Frank Email
Yesterday at 22:15

Rate: NDC(DSW/EXW)(SEL)

Duty Stations: PEARL HARBOR NAVAL SHIPYARD & IMF / EODTEU-1 / MDSU-2 / NAVSCOLEOD

Comments:
Thanks to my family for all of their support over the years and for giving everything up to support me. I couldn't be where I am today with out them. Thanks to all of my dive buddies and senior advisors (you know who you are) for believing in me and pushing me to always do my best.

Chris Ramsey Email
Yesterday at 21:46

Rate: CTRC(SEL)(IW/SW/AW)

Duty Stations: USS Cushing (DD-985), NIOC Hawaii, CID Pensacola, USS Wasp (LHD-1), PEP UK Portsmouth, NIOC Texas

Comments:
I thank my wife, Jessica, and my two kids for their unconditional love and support that made it possible for me to continue on my Navy career even when I considered getting out.  I thank all of my junior Sailors that put in the work that kept our Divisions running.  I'm honored to join some of these same Sailors that I've mentored that were selected long before I was.  I'm thankful to the Chiefs that have guided me along the way some with advice and information, and others by setting an example I never want to emulate.

John P. Turner  Email
Yesterday at 21:02

Rate: ENC(SW/IW) (SEL)

Duty Stations: Uss Fort Mchenry, Uss Tortuga, NRD Michigan, Uss Blue Ridge, NAVSCOLEOD

Comments:
Please Excuse my sloven appearance as I try to gain access to the fountain of wisdom. It has been a hard road to get here and I know that the road will continue to get harder but I accept the challenge.

Sestlavie Bridges 
Yesterday at 20:55

Rate: YNC(SEL) (SW/AW/EXW)

Duty Stations: USS COLE (DDG 67)

Comments:
I am humbly honored to have been selected to Chief Petty Officer.  I would like to thank my Sailors onboard the USS COLE and my previous commands. I would not be the Chief Select I am today without you all pushing me to be the best leader I can be. Thank you all! To all the CPOs, SCPOs, MCPOs (too many to name) that have impacted my life one way or another. Without your supervision, leadership, wisdom, knowledge, training, mentoring, guidance, and honesty I would not be the person or leader I am today. I pray I have made you ALL proud. This is the best day of my life, and I am forever grateful that the Navy Chief's Mess chose me to be apart of such an elite brother and sisterhood.

Ryan T. Kearney Email
Yesterday at 20:45

Rate: CTNC(Sel)

Duty Stations: NIOC Texas, NIOC San Diego, NIOC Pensacola, SRSS San Diego, USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52)

Comments:
I am so happy to be here. This has been a goal of mine for so long. It feels like a dream. I am going to try my hardest during season, given everything 100%, while being a sponge and learning as much as I can.

Dominic Baxter Email
Yesterday at 20:42

Rate: CTRC(SEL)

Duty Stations: NIOC Texas

Comments:
I am extremely excited to start this journey.

JyKeith Babins Email
Yesterday at 20:40

Rate: PSC(SEL)(AW)

Duty Stations: PSD Port Hueneme, VQ-1, NIOC Texas

Comments:
Good evening all.  I want to take the opportunity to thank every junior and senior Sailor who I have encountered in my career thus far.  You are all the reason I have made it to this humbling place in my life.  I look forward to what the future holds.

Jaime Godoy Email
Yesterday at 19:59

Rate: ABEC (Sel)

Duty Stations: USS Harry S. TRUMAN, PCU George H.W. Bush, USS George H.W. Bush, RTC Great Lakes, USS Ronald Reagan, USS George Washington, USS Theodore Roosevelt and JEB Little Creek

Comments:
Hello, Its and honor and humbling experience to have been selected to become a Chief Petty Officer in the world's greatest Navy. First and foremost I want to thank my wife Laura and our three kids Adrian, Alina and Liah. Without their support I could had never made it this far. Secondly I want to thank my SAILORS, because of thier hard word and determination I'm able to be the CHIEF. They gave me the opportunity to lead them and help them, they are the reason I'm here today. Last but not least all the great leaders and mentors I had in the past 17 years. I will lay it forward. NAVY CHIEF NAVY PRIDE

Ray Fabbilli Email
Yesterday at 18:02

Rate: ITC(SW/AW)(SEL)

Duty Stations: FRC West, VFA-151, CPR5, HQ EUCOM, DIA Det TAMPA

Comments:
I am humbled at the opportunity to enter the hallowed halls of the Mess. Thank you to to my wife and daughter for being there for me through thick and thin. Thank you to the junior and senior sailors, service members and civilians that guided, trusted and mentored me all these years. I wouldn't be the sailor I am without you all.

John Lewis Email
Yesterday at 17:35

Rate: MAC(Sel)

Duty Stations: Pearl Harbor, Millington, Kuwait, Cuba, Tinker AFB, Bahrain and Camp Lejeune

Comments:
I would be highly honored if I was granted access to the hallowed halls of the Goat Locker.  My biggest supporters have and will always be my wife and kids.  The sacrifice they have made over the years is something I will never be able to repay.

Manuel Chavez Email
Yesterday at 16:30

Rate: MSgt

Duty Stations: Sigonella

Comments:
I'm a sister service member. I was given the opportunity to participate in the Season along with my brothers and sisters. A rare opportunity I could not pass up on. I attended the SEA and are going in reverse order, but wanted to complete the full experience by volunteering to go through the experience and make bonds. Thanks to all. 

MSgt Chavez
"Alex"

Ernest J Quinones Email
Yesterday at 15:35

Rate: GMC (Sel) (SW/AW)

Duty Stations: USS INGRAHAM FFG 61 USS SHOUP DDG86, USS GRIDLEY DDG101, NRD PHILADELPHIA, USS GERALD R. FORD CVN 78, ATG NORFOLK

Comments:
Good afternoon I humbly request permission to enter into these hallowed halls. I want to thank my wife and kids first and foremost for supporting me all these years they have been my anchor keeping me grounded. And to all the sailors who help me get to this point and the senior leaders who guided me here. I cant thank you all of you enough for mentoring me. Thank you.

James Watt Email
Yesterday at 15:06

Rate: ITC(SW/EXW/IA/AW) (SEL)

Duty Stations: USS Preble(DDG 88), NCTAMS PAC, NEIC, NRD PITTSBURGH, COMSECONDFLT, USS Nicholas(FFG 47)

Comments:
Thank you to my family that have supported me in this journey with nothing but love and understanding. Thank you to "Black", I don't know where you are or what you're doing, but I know it's nothing but the best. Big Wolf, always dropping knowledge about how to be a leader and showing me what true friendship is. Everyone that I have worked with, I am not here without you. Thank you for everything that you have done and if there is anything in this world that I can do for you, I got you.

Robert Corbett Email
Yesterday at 13:52

Rate: ICC(SEL)

Duty Stations: TSC Hampton Roads

Comments:
I am humbled and honored to have been selected. I would like to thank my Sailors From USS Mesa Verde, USS Tortuga, NNSY FMB, USS Jason Dunham and MARMC for helping me get to this point. I want to also thank my Chain of Commands for pushing me and supporting me as well. I want to thank my wife and my two children for without there inspiration, guidance and comfort I would have no been able to get to this point.

Daniel Douglas Email
Yesterday at 12:11

Rate: ATC(AW/SW/IW)(Sel)

Duty Stations: FRCMA DET Norfolk, HSC-26, NAWMU-1, USS RONALD REAGAN CVN-76, AIMD Atsugi, AIMD North Island

Comments:
Hello Everyone,

I would like to thank my family and my Navy family for helping get me where I am today.  I couldn't have been selected without the help of the many Sailors that have worked for me over the years and my mentors in the Chief and LDO messes.

Shawn O'Conner Email
Yesterday at 12:05

Rate: MMC(SW/AW) (SEL)

Duty Stations: USS IWO JIMA, USS BATAAN, OTC Newport,

Comments:
Thank you to all of those who helped me get to this point in my career. I could not do this with out my sailors and my family supporting me. This process so far has been very humbling.

Taylor Blake Email
Yesterday at 11:04

Rate: AOC (AW/SW) (SEL)

Duty Stations: Present: CVN-75 Past: NATTC Pensacola; CVN-70.

Comments:
What a great opportunity to continue leading Sailors and continue learning.  Every single Sailor and Mentor that I have had has played a dynamic role in this process.  Looking forward to growing with everyone and working together to achieve the mission!

Derek Allen McCleary Email
Yesterday at 10:22

Rate: EOC(SCW/EXW) (Sel)

Duty Stations: PHIBCB-ONE, PWD SIGONELLA, NCHB-ONE, CSFE DET FLW

Comments:
I want to send a thanks to my family for supporting me through my Worldly travels.  My family understands that the Navy always would come first and supported that.  I have had many good Chiefs, I have had Many Chiefs that I could care less for but when I think of a man who taught me how to lead I can only think on one....

BM1 "Q" aka Heath.  No sugar coating, no regard for feelings, If you didn't love him, you hated him.  Held everyone to the same standard and would call out anyone he felt was discrediting his Navy.  Thank you for showing me the way and being there.   Til we meet again!!

Ousseinou Kaba Email
Yesterday at 07:58

Rate: LSC(SW/AW)(Sel)

Duty Stations: Current: USS Abraham Lincoln CVN72. Past: Joint Base Anacostia Bolling. USS Wasp (LHD-1)

Comments:
Praise to the Lord for living this moment right now. Congratulations to all of the FY20 selectees. Thank you to my wife and kids for the support and the sacrifices they make every day o allow me to get here. Thank you to LS1(SW/AW) Keys my first LPO, CDR Carroll, LSCM (SW/AW) Steeber, LSC(SW/AW) Porter, LSC(SW/AW)(Ret.) Davis, LS2 Nguema, PS1 Sorogane for your friendship and brotherhood, LSCM(SW/AW) Contreras, LSCM(SW/AW) Adams. The list is long but I assure you I haven't forgotten any that helped me to get here.

V/r,
LSC(Sel)(SW/AW) Kaba

James Todd Figueroa Email
Yesterday at 06:24

Rate: EOC(Sel)

Duty Stations: EODMU2(Little Creek,VA), EODESU2(Little Creek, VA), PWD, Joint Base Pearl Harbor/ Hickam, NMCB 133

Comments:
I want to thank my beautiful wife for being there for me through the hard times and ensuring that I stayed true to myself. I also want to thank my six kids they make me who I am, I strive to be the best man I can be for them. To my mentors thank you for guiding me through some hard times and my troops they are the ones who put me here. Thank you all.

Vasile C. Mesaros Email
Yesterday at 05:25

Rate: PSC(SW/AW/IW) (SEL)

Duty Stations: USS Ronald Reagan, PSD Okinawa, USS Abraham Lincoln, HQ JFC Naples

Comments:
Thanks to my family, friends, the great Sailors I was blessed to work with, and the leaders I was guided by, I am where I am today. THANK YOU!

Jimmy Ray Johnson Email
Yesterday at 03:26

Rate: LSC(Sel)

Duty Stations: USS FRANK CABLE, HSC-15, DLA YOKOSUKA JAPAN, HSM-51, NATO AGS SIGONELLA

Comments:
Very thankful to all personnel who had a hand in molding me. Now it’s my time to give back and train our future leaders

Sarah Loughlin  Email
Yesterday at 02:02

Rate: FCC(SEL)

Duty Stations: USS ESSEX

Comments:
Thank you to my husband, my family, the ESSEX CF Division, and to all the FCC's and Chiefs that have invested in me throughout the years. I only hope to continue making you proud and to pay it forward. I will bring my best to the Mess every day and continuing to invest in others daily.

Bradley Ford Email
Yesterday at 01:41

Rate: ADC(Sel)

Duty Stations: VFA-15, AIMD Oceana, ECRC Norfolk (Iraq), VFA-106, VFA-31, CNATTU Oceana, VFA-103

Comments:
I just want to say thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout my career. To my family I love you and thank you for what ya'll do each and every day.

Daniel Huntley Email
Yesterday at 01:03

Rate: AOC(Sel)

Duty Stations: VFA-86, NMC ATSUGI, VFA-103

Comments:
It has been an awesome experience so far going through this transition to Chief.

Jordan Sage Email
Yesterday at 00:15

Rate: FCAC(SEL)

Duty Stations: USS SPRUANCE, USS CAPE ST. GEORGE

Comments:
Congrats fellow Selectees, I couldn't be happier to be sharing this experience with you! 

I want to give a quick shout out to the leadership of the USS SPRUANCE, I would not be here had it not been for your guidance, and to the USS CAPE ST. GEORGE and USS CHOSIN Chief's Mess for dedicating your time to our season!

Jeffrey Williams Email
08/17

Rate: YNC(SW/AW)(Sel)

Duty Stations: NTAG Portland, USS PATRIOT (MCM7), DTRA Kirtland AFB, VAW-113, ECRC San Diego/CJSOTF-AP, SFWPD Fallon

Comments:
I have a lot of people to thank for making it to this point.  Chris Williams, Judith Williams, LT Josh Sando, Ryan Kirby, YNC Beverly Loan, PR2 Danae Slaton, YN2 Michelle Flynn, Gabby Rodriguez, CDR Chuck Murphy, CDR David Spencer, Tsgt Danielle Cutler, CDR Glenn Rioux, YN1 Matt Rodgers, Msgt Ralphael Bell, SFC Ullanda Thompson, SMSgt Yvonne Santos, MNC Josh Lawrence, PSC Erwin Baniel, LCDR Jon Volkle, LT Patrick Pizzaro, and so many others.  Without you all, I would not be here now.  Thank you.

Colton Jack Gregory Email
08/17

Rate: MMNC(SEL)

Duty Stations: NPTU Ballston Spa, USS ALEXANDRIA (SSN 757)

Comments:
The initiation process has made me closer friends than anything else in my life. 

I spits tar.

Candilyn Gee Email
08/17

Rate: NCC(SW/AW) (SEL)

Duty Stations: NTAG Houston, NRD San Diego, USS Nimitz

Comments:
I want to thank God, my family, my friends, my mentors, and my sailors. It takes a village to get this far and I’m forever grateful.

Will Vogel Email
08/17

Rate: CTTC(SW)(SEL)

Duty Stations: USS HALSEY, CSG-4, USS MITSCHER, USS PONCE, USS CARTER HALL

Comments:
Congrats to all the other Selectees out there, best of luck!

Henry Colonno III Email
08/17

Rate: ITC(EXW/IW/SW/AW) (SEL)

Duty Stations: TCC2/ST8/MCT2/NPASE/UNDERSEASURV/USS IWO JIMA

Comments:
It has been a long road and never would have gotten this far without the support and guidance throughout my career of my peers, juniors, leaders and family. Each played a significant part to help me prepare in what is being charged to me with this selection. It is truly humbling to be in this position and I vow to support my Sailors and the Navy in the best way I can, every day. Thank you!!! Navy Chief, Navy Pride!!!!

John E. Cantu Email
08/17

Rate: HMC(SEL)

Duty Stations: Naval Medical Center San Diego

Comments:
I would like to thank all the Chiefs, junior Sailors and most importantly, my family. This is truly an honor I will cherish forever. HOOYAH! NAVY CHIEF! NAVY PRIDE!

Honorable Chiefs that mentored me and :
HMC Bryan Callahan
HMCS Tonya Callahan
HMCS Steve Donohoe
HMC Juan Sandoval
HMCS(ret) Peter Demolino
HMC Daniel Partida
CMC Jody Fletcher
HMCS Lee Boujie
HMCM Sergio Jardon

the list can go on, sorry if I missed a few.
thank you sincerely for all your help!

~John

Marco Screws Email
08/17

Rate: AZC (SEL) (AW/SW)

Duty Stations: NAVSPECWARGRU TEN

Comments:
Thank you! Honored to be joining the mess!

Walter Mahany Email
08/17

Rate: ADC(Sel)

Duty Stations: USS RAMAGE, HS-11, HSC-2, HSM-74

Comments:
Thank you to all the Chiefs that gave the right direction to follow.

Curtis Lee Wilson Jr Email
08/17

Rate: HMC(Sel)

Duty Stations: VFA-115, NBHC Annapolis, VP-46, VP-40, BHC Mid-South

Comments:
Thank you to HMCS(ret) Gonzales for pushing me past the point I was comfortable. They weren't always "nice" but I will never forget your lessons. Thank you!

Carla Randazzo Email
08/17

Rate: CTRC(IW/SW/AW)(SEL)

Duty Stations: NIOD Korea, NiOC Texas, NIOC Hawaii, 2d Med Bn, Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point, USS Kearsarge (LHD-3)

Comments:
Grateful to my family, especially my parents, without whose support I couldn't have made it.  I owe so much to  the following members of the Chief's Mess: HMC(ret) Nona Cullen, CTRCS Heidi Rankin, CTRCS(ret) Ken Checque, HMCS(ret) Kevin Murphy, CMC(ret) Joe Schnurbush, FCCM Toby Ruiz, FLTCM Raymond Kemp and, the first of them all, ABHCS(ret) Joe Arce. Thank you all for your continued guidance, inspiration and support!

Gabriel Soto II Email
08/17

Rate: CHIEF (SEL) GYSGT, Infantry Unit Leader

Duty Stations: UofSC; 3/5; 3rd Bn, Parris Island; FMTB (West); 3/8

Comments:
I would like to thank all of my Marines and Sailors, junior and senior to me, who have guided me, taught me, allowed me to teach them, and kept my head on straight when I needed it the most. I would also like to thank everyone at ECRC, detachment Ft Jackson (NIACT) as well as everyone at NOSC Columbia for allowing me to have this opportunity.

CHRISTIAN McGREGOR Email
08/17

Rate: AOC(SEL)

Duty Stations: VP-4, NPDB-2, CMO-2, VP-4, FRCW, CVN-76, VP-47

Comments:
Thank you to all of my Sailors and mentors of every rank that have steered me towards the Sailor I am.  Thank you to all of the Genuine Chiefs who have guided and tried me, and who have ultimately selected me for Chief.  Chiefs make Chiefs! NAVY CHIEF NAVY PRIDE!

Brandon Emmons Email
08/17

Rate: ISC(SEL)

Duty Stations: IWTC-VB, SRT-2, USFF, Second Fleet

Comments:
Thanks to my wife for always pushing me to better than I was the day before. Thanks to CTRCS Matt Stone who gave me the quad chart to success and pushed a young E5 to learn and be better. ISCS Liz Garcia was always pushing for perfection and training me for what I am about to encounter, thank you.

Louis Salreno Email
08/17

Rate: BMC(SEL)

Duty Stations: USS Mitscher (DDG-57) , NRD Ohio

Comments:
Thank you to all the CPOs and Crew that have helped me steer the course! Truly grateful. - Seize the Day!!! - OH..

Jody R. Mathis Email
08/17

Rate: NCC(SS)(SEL)

Duty Stations: NTAG Ohio River Valley, NTAG Pacific Northwest, NRD Ohio, NMCB 24 Det. 1024, USS Oklahoma City SSN 723, STU TTF Kings Bay, NRD Ohio, NRD Richmond, USS Hartford SSN 768

Comments:
Thank you to my wife, kids, and family for supporting me throughout my career. The road has not always been an easy one, but you stood by my side and kept me going. Thank you to my mentors (NCCS Velasquez, NCC August, NCC Young, NCC(Ret.) Dixon, NCC(Ret.) Hegemeyer) for pushing me to go above and beyond and get out of my comfort zone. Thank you to all of the Sailors that I have had the opportunity to work with. If not for you, I would not be here.
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