Here's a prayer for the new Chiefs of 2018! From your friend Kristian--Chaps
"Father, we come to you this awesome day that You have made, and from the start honor You, the One who makes all things possible. We commit to you our Chiefs Select, and their families, who today join the rich and storied ranks of becoming United States Navy Chiefs.
As each one enters the Mess, may former capabilities be fused with supernaturally deepened reservoirs for advocacy, discipline and leadership now required of these men and women—backbone and linchpin to our Navy’s Success.
We rejoice at this accomplishment and milestone in their Naval Career. They stand today before the One, who is close as the mention of His name. Pour out new strength, bless their families and keep them. As they don the cover, and wear the Anchors, give them deep down knowledge of the One who can moor their soul and preserve their convictions in heaviest fire. They have been prepared, tested and selected. And so may they persevere as they assume this mantle of guardianship to protect and guide Sailors.
Bless their incredible families! And may You go before them in the new roles they will take: Platoon Chiefs, Departmental Chiefs, Team Chiefs and other special assignments as Navy Chiefs. In Jesus' Name I pray, Amen."
Navy Chiefs have mentored and shaped me. They've also helped me accomplish tasks beyond number in the Fleet and ashore.
They are straight shooters, disciplinarians, humble, smart, dedicated and true subject matter experts. They are excellent judges of character, have huge hearts, and rarely have time for many words. While there are many jobs they could do in life; they have chosen to be Navy Chiefs serving our Nation. They have all my respect.
Without their guidance, leadership and sacrifice, I don't know how the Navy would function. Thank you Chiefs! And congratulation to all our newly pinned Chiefs of 2018.
*Special thanks to Patricia Arnold, YNCS, USN(Yeoman Senior Chief) you were instrumental in corraling and ushering to life a group of young naval staff officers at King Hall in the Summer of 2008 in Newport, Rhode Island. You stuck with us! Honored to have served with you. Privileged beyond words that you gave me my first salute.
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