This book covers the history of U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Initiations. This includes the traditions, good and bad, associated with initiations. The book also covers the history of Navy chief petty officers and petty officers since the Civil War. The book is well illustrated with photographs and graphics and is a useful reference on CPO history. Jim Leuci is a retired U. S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer who served in the Navy for 42 years (1974-2016). He served as a naval historian from November 2005 through May 2016 when he retired.