Possessing advanced skill and proven leadership potential, those elevated to the rank of Petty Officer First Class strengthen the U.S. Navy's ability to meet its global defense mission.
Proficient in a wide range of tasks, they serve as a key component in every ship's command, applying their technical expertise to maximize the Navy's operational readiness. Renowned for their sharp decision making skills and practical leadership style, they earn the respect of those in their command and the trust of their superiors, facilitating the efficient completion of critical shipboard tasks. Faithfully executing orders from above, they advance the mission of the U.S. Navy to defend America's interest through superior sea power.
This coin salutes the outstanding skill and remarkable dedication of those who have risen to the rank of Petty Officer First Class in the U.S. Navy.
Depicted in brightly colored enamel on the obverse is the specialty insignia for the rate of Petty Officer First Class. The reverse features the eagle emblem of the U.S. Navy centered between two anchors and contains a space for engraving.
Minted in a nickel alloy, this coin contains an antique finish. Each piece comes packaged with a header card that describes the mission and duties fulfilled by all those who hold the rate of Petty Officer First Class in the U.S. Navy.