Navy Officially Retires ‘Bucket’ Cover for Female Officers, Chiefs

Navy Officially Retires ‘Bucket’ Cover for Female Officers, Chiefs

The Navy officially retired the combination – or “bucket” – cover this week, ending the 78-year run for the staple of the female officer and chief petty officer uniform.

Starting Thursday, all female officers and chief petty officers are required to wear what is officially called the unisex combination cover: essentially what is, in appearance and fit, the male cover in use for decades.  Read More…

Marine Sgt. Maj. John Canley Receives Medal of Honor in White House Ceremony

Marine Sgt. Maj. John Canley Receives Medal of Honor in White House Ceremony

VIDEO: Marine Sgt. Maj. John Canley Receives Medal of Honor in White House Ceremony

By: Gidget Fuentes
October 17, 2018 10:02 PM • Updated: October 17, 2018 10:37 PM

Retired Marine Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley, with a sea of ribbons and medals dangling from the coat of his enlisted blue dress uniform, stood at attention on Wednesday afternoon in the White House.  Read more and view video…

Promotion Ceremony CAPT (SEL) Washington Johnson, CHC, USN

Promotion Ceremony CAPT (SEL) Washington Johnson, CHC, USN

On Monday October 8, 2018, a promotion ceremony was held for CDR Washington Johnson, CHC, USN to the rank of Captain. The ceremony was held at The North American Division of Seventh-Day Adventists (Amphitheater) in Columbia, Maryland. The presiding official for the ceremony was Lieutenant General Reynold Hoover, USA, Deputy Commander, U. S. Element, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Guest speaker was Rear Admiral (Ret) Barry Black, CHC, USN (Former Chief of Chaplains) and current Chaplain, of the U. S. Senate. Other dignitaries in attendance included Rear Admiral (Ret) Darold Bigger, CHC, USN, Deputy Chief of Chaplains for Reserve Matters, Daniel R. Jackson, President, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, Dr. Robert Johnson III, Chancellor, UMass Dartmouth, CAPT Thomas Walcott, CHC, USN, Chaplain of the U.S. Coast Guard and CAPT (Ret) Thomas Abernethy, USN, President of the Washington, DC Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association (DCNNOA). CAPT Washington was joined in the ceremony by his wife Dr. Joyce Johnson, his son Washington Johnson III (a student at Oakwood University), his mother Dr. Mildred Johnson, other siblings, family members, friends and colleagues from DCNNOA.

    

Following the promotion ceremony a reception was held in the reception hall of the Amphitheater.

Best wishes and a “Hearty Well Done” is forwarded to CAPT Washington Johnson and his family from the Executive Board and members of the Washington, DC Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association for accomplishing this significant achievement in his career!

CAPT (Ret) Jerome D. Davis, SC, USN
Secretary
Washington, DC Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association