US Navy Commissions Missile Destroyer USS Delbert D. Black, Honoring Navy’s First Master Chief

The U.S. Navy on Saturday commissioned the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119). It is the first ship to bear its name. DDG 119 honors the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON). Black is known for initiating the master chief program, thus ensuring enlisted leadership was properly represented … Continue reading US Navy Commissions Missile Destroyer USS Delbert D. Black, Honoring Navy’s First Master Chief