The Making of a Navy Chief

In the Pacific Ocean, near the Hawaiian Islands, the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is haze gray and underway. The ship has been in dry dock for a year and a half, and this is the first time at sea for much of the crew.  While the sailors train in skills crucial to mission success, a small group has begun another journey.

Mike Zagorski and I aboard the USS Ronald Reagan out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean back in 2010 (Link here:

Over 300 Nimitz first class petty officers are up for promotion.  They’re under evaluation for the next several months, and if they make the cut, will put on anchors and join the ranks of the Navy chiefs.


Follow six Petty Officer 1st Classes from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as they approach a major milestone in their careers.

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Magnitude 3.1
Location 20.170°N, 155.670°W
Depth 28 km (17.4 miles)
  • 12 km (7 miles) WNW (299°) from Kukuihaele, HI
  • 14 km (8 miles) ESE (121°) from Halaula, HI
  • 16 km (10 miles) ESE (117°) from Kapaau, HI
  • 16 km (10 miles) N (1°) from Waimea, HI
  • 80 km (50 miles) NW (310°) from Hilo, HI
  • 257 km (160 miles) ESE (119°) from Honolulu, HI
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.8 km (0.5 miles); depth +/- 1.5 km (0.9 miles)
Parameters Nph= 39, Dmin=12 km, Rmss=0.11 sec, Gp=241°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=1
Event ID hv60383216