American Military Skill and Might

I stand in awe.

* In the United States Navy, a senior chief petty officer is enlisted pay grade No. 8, or E-8. In the United States Army, where I served, we commonly referred to each other by our pay grades. The Navy has many traditions and much lore, and apparently, they never refer to each other by their pay grades alone. In all branches, the grade of E-7 is a major milestone. In the Navy, E-7 is a chief petty officer, a title of deity. The senior chief is E-8 and the master chief is E-9, and E-9 is the top enlisted pay grade in the United States military.