CPO 100 year anniversary patch CPO Initiated and Proud Navy Chiefs, Navy Pride patch The Chief's Fouled Anchor

The Fouled Anchor is the emblem of the Rate of Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy. Attached to the Anchor is a length of chain and the letters U.S.N. To the novice, the anchor, chain and letters only identify a Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy, but, to a Chief, these have a more noble and glorious meaning.

The "U" stands for Unity, which reminds us of cooperation, maintaining harmony and continuity of purpose and action.

The "S"stands for Service, which reminds us of service to our God, our fellow man and our Navy.

The "N" stands for Navigation, which reminds us to keep ourselves on a true course so that we may walk upright before God and man in our transactions with all mankind, but especially with our fellow Chiefs. The Chain is symbolic of flexibility and reminds us of the chain of life that we forge day by day, link by link and may it be forged with Honor, Morality and Virtue.

The Anchor is emblematic of the hope and glory of the fulfillment of all God's promises to our souls. The golden or precious Anchor by which we must be kept steadfast in faith and encouraged to abide in our proper station amidst the storm of temptation, affliction and persecution.Back To Top

Chief Petty Officer Deck Log and Email Addresses

In this area you can sign the Deck Log and search for Shipmates. While there be sure to sign the Deck Log. Ensure you include in your Deck Log entry your rate and duty stations. This makes it easier for shipmates to search for you. The Deck Log is a Chief Petty Officer only listing. Once you sign the Deck Log your email address will be added to the CPO Email address database which contains 36,000 entries. To help protect my fellow Chiefs from Spam email I have limited access to the database via email requests for the url. Also those members with access to the password protected Goat Locker Forum can access the database via the Forum. Access to this Email Database is for Chief's only.

If you need to update/change your email address in the CPO Email Database you can email the webmaster.

View the current Deck Log

If you would like to search the CPO Email Database or Deck Logs email the webmaster the database url will be emailed back to you. You can search by name or by rate. This database is here for finding shipmates not to send advertisements or solicitations to your shipmates. Please respect their rights and do not use this database for commercial purposes. This level of security is needed to protect all Chiefs.

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Warfare Communities

Links are provided to sites with information pertaining to each individual warfare specialty. Every attempt has been made to provide some information or a link to each Warfare community. If you know of a Web Site for more information please forward it the Goat Locker. Click on the warfare device picture for additional information.

Navy Enlisted Warfare Pins
Submarines Enlisted Surface Warfare Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist
Submarines Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist
Seabee Combat Warfare Navy Parachutist Navy Air crewman
Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist Navy Parachutist Navy Air Crewman
Special Warfare Combat Crew Small Craft

Special Warfare Combat Crew

Combat Aircrewman
(No Link)
Small Craft
EOD Integrate Undersea Surveillance system Master Diver
EOD Integrate Undersea Surveillance System Master Diver
Fleet Marine Force SEAL Deep Submergence
Fleet Marine Force (No Link) SEAL Deep Submergence
  Craft Master  
  Craft Master  

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Tributes to our fellow Chiefs lost in the line of duty

Chief Petty Officers that have given all in support of their country.

Chief Petty Officer Message Board

You can post messages looking for old shipmates, questions for other CPOs or just share a sea story or ???????. Over 4,000 members. If you are a Chief and want access to this new Forum just email the BBS Coordinator and he will send the logon information.

CPO Gift/Retirement Items

CPO Related items for Sale. Shadow boxes, rings, challenge coins, clothing etc. Back To Top

Goat Locker Challenge Coins

Goat Locker Challenge Coins
Get your goat locker challenge coin. Click on the graphic or here for ordering information.




Goat Locker Plank Owner Program

This is a Not For Profit site funded totally by Chiefs, active, reserve and retired. It costs a considerable sum on a monthly basis just to maintain it. If you are interested in supporting this web site please visit the Goat Locker Plank Owner Information Page or contact Plank Owner Program Coordinator PNC Paul Haen for more information.

Listing of the Goat Locker Plank Owners

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Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund


In November 1994, the USS CHIEF (MCM14) was commissioned in honor of the dedicated service of the Chief Petty Officer Corps of the United States Navy, as well as for the honored wartime service of her namesake, USS CHIEF (AM315), and she sails today as a testament to tradition. The planning and all subsequent activities leading up to the commissioning was an all Chief Petty Officer evolution. One of the significant results of the event was the creation of a Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund (CPOSF). The fund came to fruition with the signing of the Charter of the Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund in January 1998 at the U. S. Navy?s Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) in Newport, Rhode Island. Click on the graphic for more information.

Links to Other Resources

Chiefs Employment Networking & Lessons Learned Pages

Chief Petty Officer Resource Links

Chief Petty Officer Associations Links

Retirement Resources Links

Chief Petty Officer Navy Resources Links

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CPO News

This area will be for news, announcements, retirements, events, etc. If you want something posted here just send an email.

  1. New Item
  2. MCPON's CPO guidance for 2005
  3. Sept 2005 CNO's respect for Chiefs comes from experience
  4. Sept 2005 CNO wants senior enlisted to take charge of the fleet
  5. 25-26 JUNE 2001 WORLDWIDE CMC CONFERENCE notes.
  6. CPO's in the News Carrying On A Proud Tradition Navy's chief petty officers 'keep a crew going'.
  7. The FY 2006 Chief Petty Officer Selection Board results.
  8. The FY 2006 Reserve Chief Petty Officer Selection Board results.
  9. The FY 2006 Master Chief and FY 2006 Senior Chief Selection Board results.
  10. The FY 2006 Reserve Master Chief/Senior Chief Selection Board results.
  11. FY 2007 Selection Board Schedule.
  12. All Hands Article on Chief of the Boat(COB) MMCS(SS) Reginald Jerome Brown.
  13. Chief Petty Officers Association at Fort Meade says it will donate the $7,225 that the American Legion post in Curtis Bay needs to pay Baltimore for repairs to about 200 feet of sidewalk around the monument, at Church Street and Fairhaven Avenue.
  14. Ask the Chief Article in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings magazine by Chief Electronic Warfare Technician Robert S. Lanham, U.S. Navy. In today's smaller Navy, on ships that are not fully manned, chief petty officers must regain their reputations as the sea-going professionals with the answers.
  15. Navy Memorial Log Free Enrollments thru July 2006
  16. USS CONSTITUTION hosts FY2004 CPO selectees on board her, sleeping on her wood decks, learning how to set her sails and run her cannons in and out. Visit their web site for more info.
  17. The state of Maryland now has CPO organizational license tags for cars, vans, etc. Contact ISCM Jodi Gittes for more info.
  18. The state of Virginia now has CPO organizational license tags for cars, vans, etc.
  19. There is an initiative to get a CPO license plate authorized in New Jersey for cars, vans, etc. Contact EWC(SW) Brian Lusch for more info.
  20. USAA Magazine Article on Chief Eric Kafka