Within the tradition of The Bluejacket’s Manual, this new guide serves as “mentor” to the U.S. Navy’s Chief Petty Officers and “gouge” to people who aspire to be CPOs. It’s the results of an extensive review process by a choose board of CPOs, including the ones assigned to the Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport, Rhode Island. The book provides extensive guidance Within the four major skills areas deemed very important for as of late’s successful CPO: leading, communicating, developing, and supporting. A few of the sixteen useful chapters are “The Moral Compass,” “Written Communications,” and “Advancement and Professional Development,” and there’s specific guidance in topics unique to being a chief, including the conduct of CPO initiations, living Within the Chief’s Mess, and wearing khakis. Both textbook and reference work, the guide is mandatory reading for all E-6s and above.