Rather than establish a new Chief Petty Officer Academy, the Navy should take a hard look at the high-quality chiefs emerging from a time-honored initiation process—one that works just fine, thank you.
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Senior Chief Murphy was initiated in 1998, holds a master's degree from the Joint Military Intelligence College, and was the 2003 winner of the Naval Institute's Enlisted Essay Contest. He wishes to recognize retired Master Chief John Warrick and Master Chief Bob Ouellette for inspiring some of the arguments in this essay.
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