U.S. NAVY SENIOR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER (E-8) CUFF LINKS

Display your pride of service with these gold Senior Chief Petty Officer cuff links! They feature the legendary CPO insignia of a fouled anchor—symbol of Chiefs since it was introduced as a cap device in 1905—surmounted by a single silver star to reflect the E-8 grade, one higher than Chief Petty Officer (E-7). While the letters “USN” obviously stand for U.S. Navy, in the annals of CPO lore they also stand for Unity, Service, and Navigation.

Cuff links are a required component of the Dinner Dress Blue Jacket and Dinner Dress White Jacket uniforms for both male and female Chiefs. They are listed as optional for the male Dinner Dress Blue, Full Dress Blue and Service Dress Blue uniforms and the female Dinner Dress Blue and Dinner Dress white uniforms.

The grade of E-8 was not established until 1 June 1958 when Congress amended the Career Compensation Act of 1949 to encourage CPOs and their equivalent Noncommissioned Officers to remain in service so that might pass along the types of knowledge and insights only acquired through hands-on experience. The amendment also created the E-9 pay grade, which became Master Chief Petty Officer in the Navy.
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