Navy detachment hosts pinning ceremony

U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Shane Tuttle, Center for Information Warfare Training Detachment Goodfellow Assistant Officer in Charge, places a CPO combination cover atop Chief Petty Officer Steven Comstock, CIWT Naval Analysis and Reporting Course course supervisor, during the Chief Pinning Ceremony at the Event Center, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 16, 2016. The cover signifies the new position of leadership and responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Laura R. McFarlane/Released)

U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Shane Tuttle, Center for Information Warfare Training Detachment Goodfellow Assistant Officer in Charge, places a CPO combination cover atop Chief Petty Officer Steven Comstock, CIWT Naval Analysis and Reporting Course course supervisor, during the Chief Pinning Ceremony at the Event Center, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 16, 2016. The cover signifies the new position of leadership and responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Laura R. McFarlane/Released)

U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Taylor White, Center for Information Warfare Training Detachment Goodfellow 40 Dep Leading CPO, places a CPO combination cover atop Chief Petty Officer Paul Keeton, Navy Selected Reserves, during the Chief Pinning Ceremony at the Event Center, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 16, 2016. The ceremony follows a six-week training period where chief selects are challenged to strengthen leadership skills and gain a better understanding of what it means to be a Navy chief.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Laura R. McFarlane/Released)

U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Taylor White, Center for Information Warfare Training Detachment Goodfellow 40 Dep Leading CPO, places a CPO combination cover atop Chief Petty Officer Paul Keeton, Navy Selected Reserves, during the Chief Pinning Ceremony at the Event Center, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 16, 2016. The ceremony follows a six-week training period where chief selects are challenged to strengthen leadership skills and gain a better understanding of what it means to be a Navy chief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Laura R. McFarlane/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The Center for Information Warfare Training Detachment Goodfellow hosted a pinning ceremony for fiscal year 2017’s chief petty officers Sept. 16.

The ceremony included the pinning of the chiefs, the placing of the CPO combination cap atop the chief’s heads and several speeches.

Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Allen, CIWT Detachment Officer in Charge, addressed the new chiefs as they enter into the next phase of their career.

“You’re entering an amazing brotherhood exclusive to the Navy,” said Allen. “This step is more than a pay raise and a new uniform. It’s a heritage and respect that has been built upon and maintain by brother and sister chiefs since 1893 and that shall not be tarnished. You’ve made us proud, continue to make us proud by your future actions and examples. I wish you the very best in your futures and again, congratulations.”