(See J. Murphy, p. 12, July 2009 Proceedings)
Intelligence Specialist Seaman Thomas F. Christie, U.S. Navy—With the greatest respect to the senior chief, I was very interested to read his thoughts on the new Navy Service Uniform that we are now wearing. I could not help but respectfully disagree with his opinion. I am a newly minted Sailor, very green with much to learn. My division was one of the first to be issued the new "Peanut Butters" as we are now calling them at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes. Yes, we are "all wearing khaki now," but there is still a distinction in senior and junior enlisted personnel and not just with uniforms. I know as I walk down a passageway when a chief is walking toward me. The way chiefs carry themselves; their professionalism, the experience, the pride, it's all readily visible. They are in every respect the sort of Sailor I wish to be.