Laynne

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My wife and I just got home from Norfolk VA. Our oldest daughter is one of the US Navys newest Chief Petty Officers. We had the privilege of pinning her new insignia on her lapels. We are a little proud. Her ship deployed Saturday.

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Congratulation!

You and she have much to be proud.

SLAG.

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That is VERY cool, I'd congratulate you but the girl's the one who did the work. Next time you see her give  her a big warm Frosty hug and my hearty congratulations for me please.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Yes, she has done the work, thirteen years and multiple deployments. I will pass the congratulations along.

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Time will tell. This old Jarhead now understands better why the CPOs are held in such high esteem.

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Please pass my congratulations to the Chief. I know exactly how she feels, and she deserves to be proud. I was a two-hashmark CPO myself, and loved being at that level. But the powers that be shortly thereafter made me an officer. I climbed up through W-1, CWO-2, and CWO-3 before they made me an LDO (Limited Duty Officer). For my civilian friends, an LDO (or "mustang", as we are colloquially referred to) is restricted to serving in his/her enlisted field of expertise (electronics in my case), as opposed to general ship driving duties. Many Chiefs will jokingly claim that LDO actually means "Loud, Dumb, and Obnoxious", but in reality LDO's, being ex-enlisted and usually ex-CPO's themselves, usually have an especially good working relationship with senior enlisted personnel. Incidentally, for a hundred years or more shipboard CPO quarters have been commonly referred to as the "Goat Locker", but in the modern Navy, not sure what they call the female CPO quarters.

Sorry for the impromptu Navy Slang 101 class, but many civilians might hear some of these terms and not have a clue what they mean.

Again, sincere congratulations and a big Bravo Zulu to the new Chief! My Navy is in good hands.

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From an undistinguished Cold War veteran, please pass along to your Daughter, Thank you for your Service, Chief!

Robert Taylor

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Congratulations on her making Chief.

Army/Navy game aside, always glad to work with squids and see them do well; after all, I married one.

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Thanks, I will pass it along.

I always pull for Navy, even though my retirement is through the Army National Guard. My initial enlistment was Marines 1978.

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