US NAVY CHARGE BOOK FOR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER OOAK

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 13, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
ONE OF A KIND!!!!!!!

U.S. NAVY CHIEF PETTY OFFICER CHARGE BOOK!!!

The Charge book is a Navel tradition. The use of the Charge Book dates back to WWII. Due to losses incured in combat, commanding officers were authorized to advance deserving, qualified individuals to the rank of Chief. Prior to moving into the CPO Quarters, the commanding officers would direct the selectee to go to each Chief on board and obtain a list of their duties and responsibilities, and get their signatures. This process would insure the selectee would become knowledgeable of the members of the Mess and w to go to solve problems. Once the book was complete, it was presented to the commanding officer for review. Once the CO was satisified the selectee was advanced at quarters in front of the ship's company. Each book is as unique as the individual that makes them. T are Navy guidlines that must be followed in making the Charge Book, but no two are the same.

This particular Charge Book comes in a wood case with brass corners and hardware. On the front is the CPO name, Thomas, in raised brass letters. Also attached to the front are 8 mini medals and USN pins. The Book has a lock which was broken to open the book but could be easily replaced. The inside of the case is lined with blue and yellow felt. The inside cover has a patch that reads,"Chief Petty Office - Initiated and Proud".
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