All-Hands Social with the Sembawang Community U.S. Navy Chief’s Mess
On Friday, May 12, the Navy League hosted an All-hands Social Event at The Exchange with the Sembawang Community U.S. Navy Chief’s Mess. It was a treat to be able to get to know these highly accomplished sailors and learn about some of their experiences.
As part of a 1990 agreement between Singapore and the United States, the Task Force 73/Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC) command has been headquartered in Sembawang since 1992, providing logistic support for the US 7th Fleet in its operations in the Pacific and Southeast Asia.
Navy Region Center Singapore (NRCS) is located in the Far North region of Singapore and could be considered semi-rural as it is approximately 45 minutes away from much of the excitement and entertainment of downtown. However, this designated restricted area by the Singapore Government not only has military facilities nearby, easy access to public transportation, as well as several shopping centers within a 15-20 minutes’ drive.
Some trivia on Navy Chief’s Mess:
· All chief petty officers were authorized to wear khaki working uniforms by 1941.
· There are approximately 30,000+ chief, senior chief and master chief petty officers in the Navy.
· On average, it takes 13 years of active duty before advancing to to chief petty officer.
We thank The Exchange for providing an excellent venue and supporting the Navy League and our guests in Singapore!