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Charge Books – A Navy Chief Initiation Tradition

Item: T: The older chiefs will pass on the knowledge and the expertise to the new chiefs with the charge book, right? So then when you- before people in the old days, when you want to be chief you have to carry around a charge book to see all other chiefs to get the- collect […]

Challenge Coins – A Navy Chief Tradition

Item: T: Well, the challenge coin, it started during the war.  So.. the guys would go to the war, they come back, they bring stuff back like their.. their.. kind of their achievements, their, yenno, their bragging rights, right? Q: Mhmm. T: People bring in guns, ammo, explosive stuff so it’s kind of get danger, […]