To most Americans, April 1st is a day of play, finding creative ways to trick their friends and family. On the same day of every year since 1893, United States Navy Chief Petty Officers have used this day to remember those who have served and are currently serving the world’s finest Navy. Regarded as the birth of the rank of Chief Petty Officer, Navy Chiefs around the world take the time to celebrate and honor 124 years of Leadership and keeping Navy tradition alive. Cheers to my brothers and sisters! To read about 10 interesting facts about the Navy Chief Petty Officer, click here.