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Chief Petty Officer Pinning Ceremony

Chief Petty Officer select Alfredia DeVita, a member of Naval Forces Kuwait, took a step forward in her career by being pinned with the rank of chief petty officer at a ceremony held at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Sept. 14. “For our chief selects this is no longer “The Navy” for you, you are now the solution, you are now part of “Our Navy”, you are now the chief,” said Rear Adm. David F. Baucom the director of the U.S. Central Command Deployment and Distribution Operations Center and commander of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support. “There is not a problem anywhere on the deck plates of a ship or in the sand dunes of the desert that cannot be solved by a chief petty officer, that’s the value the chief petty officer offers to our Navy.” (U.S. Army Photo by Army Staff Sgt. Peter J. Berardi, 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary))

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Taken on September 15, 2012