– The Chief Petty Officer board recently adjourned and two CHOSIN former first class petty officers – GMC Patrick Collins and GSMC Joseph Dziuban – made the cut, completed training, and have received their anchors, khakis and “The Hat”.
"We couldn’t be happier with the additions to the Chief’s Mess,” said FCCM(SW) Brett Hudson, CHOSIN’s Combat Systems Maintenance Manager. “They are two great former 1st classes who have earned the privilege to don the anchors and we think they’ll be even better chiefs.”
The Chief’s Mess refers to the brotherhood of chiefs as well as the CPO dining area. Collins and Dziuban were pinned as chiefs on 16September at the Officers Club at Hickam, surrounded by family and friends, along with counterparts in the Chiefs Mess and officers. It concluded a somewhat rigorous training cycle that helps transition them from “blue shirt” to chief.
“They deserve this honor”, said Culinary Specialist chief petty officer Donovan Scott. “They earned it in many ways and are now part of the Chief Petty Officer brotherhood.”
CHOSIN’s Executive Officer, CMDR Karl Tenney agrees.
“It takes a lot of sacrifice, perseverance, and character for one to get to make chief so we are absolutely delighted that two of our own were able to make this landmark promotion.”
It is considered to be an enormous privilege to make “chief”, a step where the “blue shirt”, a term used to define junior enlisted, is discarded and khakis and anchors are donned. Collins and Dziuban will function as divisional chief petty officers in their respective divisions.