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The LDO and CWO webpage is provided as a centralized, easy to use source of professional information to assist active duty LDOs, CWOs and those who are considering applying for these programs with the ability to quickly research pertinent subjects and keep abreast of the latest news. There are links to numerous related sites and contact information for the Community Manager and Detailers.
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The LDO/CWO In-service Procurement Board is conducted once a year by PERS-803, in January.
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The enlisted to officer programs allow enlisted sailors in the United States Navy to become an officer if they meet the criteria specified for a particular officer program. Besides recommendations for the specific program you should be aware of what applies to all programs.
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This school is one of five officer accession programs that are operated at Officer Training Command Newport (OTC). The LDO/CWO Academy is the foundation for your success as a member of the Naval Officer Corps. This course is comprehensive, intense, and designed to facilitate your intorduction to your responsibilities as a Naval Officer.
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The Naval History and Heritage Command traces its lineage to 1800 when President John Adams asked Benjamin Stoddert, the first Secretary of the Navy, to prepare a catalog of professional books for the secretary’s office. Today, the NHHC is the central resource for today's operational Navy and acts as the services institutional memory.
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The Navy Mustang Association was originally started in 1989 by Mustangs in the Washington D.C. area interested in having a social and professional organization for limited duty and warrant officers. Membership is open to present and former officers of the Navy who after having enlisted as a recruit in the Navy and who have received as a minimum the Good Conduct Medal and in recognition of their superior leadership and professional skills have been selected, through a sea service in-service procurement program, for and risen from the enlisted to the officer ranks.
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First and foremost, this blog is an excursion into the most intriguing questions, theories and musings that continue to fascinate naval historians. It is a meeting place where renowned scholars and self-taught history buffs linger and share ideas and perspective on naval events that shape nations.
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Provide an independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to global security.
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To serve as the preeminent professional association supporting Army Warrant Officers in all components and statuses (Regular Army, ARNG and USAR, whether currently serving, former, or retired) and their families.
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The history of the CWOA is not documented, and has never been published. Unfortunately too, most of the official records of the early history of warrant officers in the Revenue Cutter Service were destroyed in two 19th century fires at the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. According to Dr. Robert Schiena, Coast Guard historian in 1985, it is “difficult to trace the evolution of warrants in the service.”
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The Library of Congress is the nation’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
The Library provides Congress, the federal government and the American people with a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage them and support their intellectual and creative endeavors.
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Military uniforms and their insignia are remarkable in the comprehensive and precise ways they communicate information about their wearer. To a knowledgeable observer, variations in color, style, ornamentation, symbols and so can tell a precise story about a person's status, assignment, achievements and even career history. Examined in context, uniforms and their systems of insignia in turn can reveal much about an armed service's history, organizational structure and culture.
This site is intended to present some of these systems, organized in illustrated tables and charts, to hopefully shed some light on how and why they evolved the way they did. The information comes from cited publications and documents, using primary sources as much as possible. The focus is on the United States armed forces and to a lesser extent those of the United Kingdom, which have been so influential on the US and worldwide.
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You will find lots of useful CPO/Navy information and links on the website. There are over 100,000 Chief email addresses in a searchable database available to CPO's only. Lots of other CPO related information including history and traditions, anecdotes, graphics, cartoons, retirement info, a private CPO only Forum and much, much more.
For the visitors with no military background some additional information is necessary. No other armed force has a rate or rank equivalent to that of the United States Navy or Coast Guard. Granted that all armed forces have two classes of service, enlisted and commissioned, however, the United States Navy and the Coast Guard have the distinction of having four (i.e., Enlisted, Bureau appointed CPO, Bureau appointed Warrant and Commissioned. This makes the title "Chief" even more distinctive.
The "Chief" is required to be a fountain of wisdom, the ambassador of good will, and the authority on personnel relations as well as the technical expert. "Ask the Chief" is a household word in and out of the Navy and Coast Guard. Onboard boats, (submarines) ships (haze gray and underway), Naval Air Stations and Coast Guard Stations the quarters (berthing/lounge) area for Chief Petty Officers is referred to as "The Goat Locker", hence the name of this site.