Amityville, NY – Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory was on hand this past weekend to congratulate and present a proclamation to Lindenhurst resident and U.S Naval Sea Cadet Chief Petty Officer Greyson D. Sladic during his chiefs’ pinning ceremony at the Copiague Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9482.
The U.S Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) is a youth organization supported by the US Navy and the US Coast Guard. Greyson completed several training and correspondence courses to join a very select group of cadets with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. There are currently roughly 14,000 cadets nationwide enrolled in the USNSCC and less than 0.5 percent of members earn this title.A tradition unique to the Navy, the chiefs’ pinning ceremony dates back to 1893 and signifies the transition into a new position of leadership and responsibility.
Presiding Officer Gregory presents a proclamation to Greyson Sladic of Lindenhurst at his U.S Naval Sea Cadet Corps chiefs’ pinning ceremony on Sept. 9 in Copiague.