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180401-N-XC372-1135 STRAIT OF MALACCA (April 1, 2018) Chief Petty Officers from Commander, Carrier Strike Group 9; Carrier Air Wing 17; Commander, Destroyer Squadron 23; an USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) stand in formation on the flight deck for a photo honoring the 125th birthday of the Navy Chief Petty Officer rate. On April 1, 1893, General Order 409 established the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera/Released)

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Taken on April 1, 2018