Sterling WWII CPO Chief Petty Officer USN Cap Badge Pin

Vintage WWII US Navy Chief Petty Officer CPO Collar Device Badge Emblem Pin You are bidding for a WWII era US Navy Chief Petty Officer Collar/Hat/Sweetheart badge. See scanned image it is 1 & 1/8 inches tall and 1 inch wide. It is the older style pin with the "N" following the curve of the anchor chain and is a pinback style pin. The catch appears to have once had a roll lock (see pictures) but works fine as is. T are "STERLING" markings on the back on this badge. Please see pictures before bidding. FRONT BACK Thanks for looking and good luck bidding!
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Chief Petty Officer



Chief Petty Officer is the seventh enlisted rank in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard , just above Petty Officer First Class and below Senior Chief Petty Officer , and is a senior non-commissioned officer . The Grade of Chief Petty Officer was established on April 1, 1893.

Unlike Petty Officer First Class and lower ranks, advancement to Chief Petty Officer not only carries requirements of time in service, superior evaluation scores, and specialty examinations, but also carries an added requirement of peer review. A Petty Officer First Class can
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