We Don't Need Another Academy

Murphy, James
February 2007
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Feb2007, Vol. 133 Issue 2, p50
Conference Proceeding
The article focuses on the initiation training for U.S. Navy chief petty officers. The transitional period for sailors has become an honored ritual, and its continuation is critical to the long-term success of the Navy. It is also said that the training prepare selectees for the actual initiation. The first official event is physical fitness assessment risk factor screening and weigh-in, then the formal introduction to the Chiefs' Mess followed by building their charge books, among others.


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