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Chief Petty Officers shall be guided by the U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer mission, vision, and guiding principles.
CPO Mission
Deliver world-class deckplate leadership to our workforce as we improve the lives and careers of those we lead and their families, as we create mission-ready Coast Guardsmen. We will empower all to be innovative and energetic leaders as we shape a culture of dignity and respect for all.
CPO Vision
A senior enlisted corps that contains inspirational leaders committed to the education and development of our workforce; approachable and responsive to the needs of those we lead; and connected to the leadership of our Coast Guard by demanding command-wide effectiveness in a consistent and professional manner
What are the CPO Guiding Principles?
Compassion, Heritage, Integrity, Expertise, Flexibility
Deck-plate Leadership
Chiefs are visible leaders who set the tone. We will know the mission, know our people, and develop them beyond our expectations as a team and as individuals.
Institutional and Technical Expertise
Chiefs are the experts in their field. We will use experience and technical knowledge to produce a well trained enlisted and officer team.
Professionalism
Chiefs will actively teach, uphold, and enforce standards. We will measure our self by the success of those we lead. Change is constant, and Chiefs enable the Coast Guard's success by helping to lead and manage change. We will remain invested in the Coast Guard through self-motivated military and academic education and training and will provide proactive solutions that are well founded, toughly considered, and linked to mission execution.
Character
Chiefs abide by an uncompromising code of integrity. We live by our core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty, and take full responsibility for our actions. This will set a positive tone for the command, unify the mess, and create spirit de corps.
Loyalty
Chiefs remember that loyalty must be demonstrated to seniors, peers, and subordinates alike, and that it must never be blind. Few things are more important than people that have moral courage to question the appropriate direction in which an organization is headed and then the strength to support whatever final decisions are made.
Active Communication
Chiefs encourage open and frank dialog, listen to the crew, and energize the communication flow up and down the chain of command. This will increase unit efficiency, mission readiness, and mutual respect.
Sense of Heritage
History defines our past and guides our future. Chiefs will use heritage to connect Coast Guardsmen to their past, teach values, and enhance pride in service to our country.
Semper Paratus
Verse 1
From Aztec Shore to Artic Zone
To Europe and Far East
The flag is carried by our ships
In times of war and peace;
And never have we struck it yet
In spite of foemen's might
Who cheered our crews and cheered again
For showing how to fight/
Semper Paratus
Chorus
We're always ready for the call,
We place our trust in Thee.
Through surf and storm and howling gale,
High shall our purpose be!
"Semper Paratus" is our guide
,our fame and glory too
To fight and save or fight and die,
Aye! Coast Guard, we are for you.
Semper Paratus
Verse 2
"Surveyor" and "Narcissus,
"The "Eagle" and "Dispatch,
"The "Hudson" and the "Tampa,
"These names are hard to match;
From Barrow's shores to Paraguay,
Great Lakes or Ocean's wave,
The Coast Guard fights through storms and winds
To punish or to save.
Semper Paratus
Verse 3
Aye! We've been "Always Ready"
To do, to fight, or die!
Write glory to the shield we wear
In letters to the sky.
To sink the foe or save the maimed
Our mission and our pride.
We'll carry on 'til Kingdom Come
Ideals for which we've died.
Master Chief
Most Honorable Master Chief
Senior Chief
More Honorable Senior Chief
Chief
Honorable Chief
Introduction (Part 1)
____may I please have the privilege of introducing my humble self. I am Prospective Chief Petty Officer _______. The Commandant has selected me to be advanced to paygrade E-7.
Introduction (Part 2)
Whereas, I realize,_______ one, that I am not yet wise enough to be called chief nor to become a member of the United States Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers.
Introduction (Part 3)
I ask of you and your honorable brothers and sisters that you indulge me with teachings from your vast storehouse of knowledge on all worldly things, so that I may be mentally prepared to walk near your side.
Introduction (Part 4)
I also ask that you document charges against my request to become a Chief, _____ would you please do me the honor of making an entry into my Charge Book?
Anchors Aweigh vs 2
Anchors aweigh, my boys,
Anchors aweigh.
Farewell to foreign shores,
We sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay.
Through our last night ashore,
Drink to the foam,
Until we meet once more.
Here's wishing you a happy voyage home.
Meaning of anchor short version
The anchor is the emblem if the rank of chief petty off we of the United States coast guard. The anchor is fouled and it shield is superimposed to its shank. The anchor is emblematic of a chief. It is stability and security.

The historical significance of the shield dates back to the Revenue Cutter Service.

Te chain is symbolic if flexibility and strength, to remind a chief that the chain of life is forged day by day, link by link.

Lastly, the chain fouled around the anchor is the "sailors disgrace" to remind a chief that there may be times when there are circumstances beyond their control in the performance of duty, yet a chief must still complete the tasks.
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