Say congratulations to Chief Petty Officer Crouch.
Chief Petty Officer is an E7 and the "biggest deal" rank for an enlisted man in the Navy. You have to apply, be selected and be approved by Congress. Chris said the average time in the Navy when you make Chief is 12 to 14 years and Chris has been in 9.
Can you see the buttons popping off my chest?
I'm so proud of you Chris!