Dale City Native Promoted to Rank of U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer

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Provided by U.S. Navy Office of Community Outreach

Chief of Naval Air Training’s (CNATRA) Chief Yeoman James Coe, Jr. was one of four Sailors to promote to the distinguished rank of chief petty officer during a ceremony aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi, Jan. 28.

Coe, a native of Dale City, graduated from Gar-Field Senior High School in 2002 and currently serves as the flag writer for CNATRA.

CNATRA is responsible for all undergraduate aviator and naval flight officer training for the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and select international partners led by Rear Adm. Robert Westendorff. Westendorff served as guest speaker for the ceremony.

“This is truly a transformational day, one you will remember with great pride,” said Westendorff. “The Chiefs Mess is the sum of the acts all our Chiefs undertake every day to train and motivate our team. Today, you carry forward a legacy of strength and honor. This is your time to lead, fight and win.”

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