170915-N-YG415-057 OKINAWA, Japan (Sept. 15, 2017) Chief Steelworker Ryan Sweet passes through the “sideboys” during a chief pinning ceremony at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. The chief pinning ceremony is part of a long-standing tradition that honors and recognized the years of hard work, service and leadership of dedicated Sailors in the Navy. As part of their new responsibility, new chiefs are expected to guide their junior Sailors and uphold the legacy of the chief petty officer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Gomez/Released)