USCG Chief Petty Officer Hat Badge
Chief Petty Officer holds the rank of E-7, the 7th enlisted rank in the Navy and Coast Guard. The rank was authorized for the Coast Guard in 1920 by Congress.
Chief Petty Officers have technical knowledge and expertise as well as leadership skills.
The insignia has a fouled anchor with a shield superimposed on it. The anchor represents stability and security. The chain is symbolic of flexibility and strength.