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    USN Chief Initiation Abolished

    It's causing quite a stir in one of my Facebook groups:

    U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer initiation ill-advisedly abolished | Washington Times Communities

    "FOREST HILL, NC, January 15, 2013 — The time honored rite of the U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO) initiation process has been eliminated. Political correctness has won out over more than 100 years of having gotten it right in the Chief’s Mess."
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    Heartbreaking
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    A shame. I knew it was only a matter of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acommondisaster View Post
    It's causing quite a stir in one of my Facebook groups:

    U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer initiation ill-advisedly abolished | Washington Times Communities

    "FOREST HILL, NC, January 15, 2013 — The time honored rite of the U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO) initiation process has been eliminated. Political correctness has won out over more than 100 years of having gotten it right in the Chief’s Mess."
    I have known the author of this article since 1981...a man I have served with numerous times. I have the utmost repsect for him and his opinions.

    As a retired CPO, I cringed when I read the new guidance. Soon, it will be done as it is in the Wardroom or (gulp) in the Air Force...a dining out and a certificate for dessert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inkd View Post
    A shame. I knew it was only a matter of time.
    Unfortunately, it's been a long time coming. Initiation is probably the most memorable part of a Chief's career. Now these young folks will never have the benefit of participating in this fine tradition.
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    Do they still do the Shellbacks, Pollywogs and Blue Nose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoWhat View Post
    Do they still do the Shellbacks, Pollywogs and Blue Nose?
    Nothing like they used to. They're all PC now.

    I guess if they were centered around the gay lifestyle they'd be acceptable.
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    I assume when they talk about the CPO initiation process they're talking about the hazing, or is there more to the process than just the hazing?

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    Tacking on the Crow?

    Damn, that $hit hurt.

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    So did tacking on the Wings!
    Which part of "...shall not be infringed." do you not understand?

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