BY PSC DEEANN V. CATALANO
On April 12, 2017, the Center for Service Support (CSS) Learning Site (LS) San Diego hosted their first ever Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Package Review at Anchor’s Catering and Conference Center. Distinguished guests included Fleet Master Chief Petty Officer Susan Whitman, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Force Master Chief Jason Wallis, Naval Surface Force Pacific; and Force Master Chief Toby Ruiz, Naval Information Forces. The package review panel consisted of command master chiefs and master chiefs from various ships and shore stations around the San Diego area.
Throughout the day, board-eligible first class petty officers (FCPOs) received mentorship and “one on one” guidance with a master chief. Overall, the subject matter experts reviewed over 1,025 packages.
“It warms my heart to see Sailors helping Sailors and more importantly, providing sage and real guidance on what the FCPOs need for a roadmap for success,” stated Whitman.
“Bravo Zulu to CSS LS San Diego for organizing this fantastic event! A special thanks to our distinguished guests and the local leadership for coming out to support this very successful CPO package review,” said CSS Command Master Chief Randy Bell.
This was a very successful event led by PSC Dukes, SH1 Wainaina and LS1 Sapinoso with the support of the CPO and First Class mess. CSS LS San Diego will prepare to have another review next year.