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The History of Navy Rank: Warrant Officers

Nicholas Roland, Historian Naval History and Heritage Command Showing from left: Private, Drummer (Marine Corps), Warrant Officer, Musician, Chief Petty Officer (Master-at- Arms), Private (Marine Corps), Corporal (Marine Corps). Lithograph by Werner, copyright in 1899 by The Werner Company. To outsiders, especially members of the non-maritime services, the U.S. Navy’s …

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The Naval History of Georgia

Founded in 1773, the state of Georgia has a fascinating history – especially when it comes to its ties to Naval History. Did you know: there are at least 37 ships named for the “Peach State,” its cities, places and people? USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is named for Georgia …

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The Naval History of New Jersey

By Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division  The state of New Jersey has a history as rich as any in the United States. Because of its location near the center of the original thirteen colonies (between New York City and Philadelphia), the “Garden State” played an important …

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Remembering Capt. Pete Tzomes

A note from the editor: Capt. C.A. “Pete” Tzomes—the first African American to command a nuclear-powered submarine—died at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA, June 13. He was 74. He was the first of the “Centennial Seven,” who were the only seven African American men to command …

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