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SASEBO, Japan (Sept. 29, 2023) Navy Counselor 1st Class Sonar Sandiko, assigned to Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS), is pinned with anchors and receives his combination cover as he is promoted to chief petty officer during a pinning ceremony at CFAS, Sept. 29, 2023. The rank of chief petty officer was created April 1, 1893, and the chief petty officer pinning ceremony is a unique tradition to the U.S. Navy that signifies promotion to a crucial position of leadership and responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Quinton A. Lee)

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Photo by: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Quinton Lee, Petty Officer 2nd Class Quinton Lee |  VIRIN: 230929-N-WS494-1014.JPG