GRADE ESTABLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1893

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chief petty officer 

A chief petty officer is a senior non-commissioned officer and the
seventh
enlisted rank in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. The
grade was established
on April 1, 1893 for the Navy. The United
States Congress
first authorized the Coast Guard to use the
promotion to Chief Petty Officer on 18 May 1920.


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