Why do chiefs in the navy wear a fouled anchor?

Answer Chief petty officers are the backbone of the U.S. Navy, and they wear their "fouled anchor" hat insignias with great pride. No other enlisted rate is allowed to wear it. The traditional role of the... Read More »

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Why is the chief petty officer anchor fouled?

Because the Chief Petty Officer is not perfect.

Are there anchors on the shirt collars of U.S. Navy Chiefs?

The "fouled anchor” has long been the insignia for the Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy. In 1959 the insignia device was authorized for wearing on the right and left collar of the dress and w... Read More »

What does a Navy anchor look like?

A Navy anchor looks like a two dimensional anchor with a rope winding from the stock around the shank, and to the fluke. The abbreviation for United States Navy (USN) is positioned on the top of th... Read More »

Can a retired cpo from navy reserve who came out of retirement and joined national guard and retired as a sargent question can you wear the navy uniform to a navy ball or must you go army?

Yes as long as u wear the rank and awards that you made in the navy but why would you move from e7 to a e5 that's just crazy