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Navy commissions destroyer named for the first MCPON


The Navy commissioned the guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black Saturday morning. Named for the first master chief petty officer of the Navy, the Arleigh Burke Class destroyer is the result of more than 10 years’ work by multiple MCPONs to name a ship for Black. Ten former MCPONs and current MCPON Russell L. Smith […]