Guidelines for the Spouses of Chief Petty Officers:  For Spouses by Spouses

Heads up, CPO spouses:  changes are on the horizon!  About 15 years ago, Naval Services FamilyLine composed and printed a wonderful resource still used by many CPO spouses today, Guidelines for the Spouses of Chief Petty Officers.   This booklet is part of the free Guideline series offered by Naval Services FamilyLine and is most often presented to CPO Selectee Spouses when his or her loved one has been selected for the rank of United States Navy Chief Petty Officer. 

It’s no doubt an exciting time for those spouses and the booklet proves to be of great help at just the turn of a page.  To this day, I still turn to my now very worn copy when preparing to attend any military function, social event, or when I am uncertain of formalities in a proposed situation. 

But times they are changing,and Naval Services FamilyLine is preparing to update the current edition of the booklet and we’d love to hear from you! 

What do you like about the booklet?  What needs to be included circa today?  Social media did not exist the in form that it does today. What information or suggestions should be made regarding use of social media - both personal and public postings?  Think:  what happens at the ball doesn’t always stay at the ball.

The booklet has proven to be of great benefit since it was published, and we want to ensure spouses continue to learn from each of the available Guideline Series publications for many more years to come. 

We look forward to your honest feedback and thank you for your help in this very special project.  Navy Chief, Navy Pride! 


Here’s to a great Navy day,
Emily