USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)
"Peace through Power"
Zumwalt Sailors Advanced, Earn ESWS Qualification
San Diego (Dec. 3, 2019) USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) awardees were frocked to new ranks and received Enlisted  Surface Warfare Specialist pin on the ship’s flight deck. Zumwalt is conducting routine in-port operations at Naval Base San Diego.  

Following the release of Cycle 244 Navy-Wide Advancement Exam results, Capt. Andrew F. Carlson, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) commanding officer, frocked 13 Sailors to the ranks of Petty Officer 1st, 2nd, and 3rd class.

During a cycle where most opportunity for promotion sat in single digits, 33 percent of Zumwalt’s advancement-eligible second class petty officers promoted to first class and 80 percent of eligible seamen promoted to third class petty officer. One quarter of the Sailors who took the exam were rewarded with new insignia at the frocking ceremony.

Additionally, in the wake of a year in which Zumwalt had their first chance to operate extensively across the eastern Pacific, Carlson presented seven Sailors with their Silver Cutlasses after having demonstrated the requisite knowledge and understanding of the systems onboard the Navy’s most technologically advanced destroyer, increasing the ranks of our Enlisted Surface Warriors.

Zumwalt recently returned from San Francisco Fleet Week where nearly 4000 visitors saw the ship up close. Zumwalt-class destroyers provide the Navy with agile military advantages at sea and with ground forces ashore.

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