This large, strikingly detailed Challenge Coin commemorates the critical leadership and tireless dedication of past and present U. Air Force Hickham Field and U. Naval Station Pearl Harbor. SPAM is a brand of canned precooked meat products introduced by Hormel Foods corporation in 1937. The difficulty of delivering fresh meat to the front during World War II saw SPAM become a ubiquitous part of the U. It became variously referred to as ham that didnt pass its physical, meatloaf without basic training and Special Army Meat. As a consequence of World War II rationing, SPAM gained prominence in the United Kingdom. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher referred to SPAM as a wartime delicacy. Hormel also expanded SPAM to the beleaguered Soviet Union. Nikita Khrushchev declared without SPAM we wouldnt have been able to feed our army. Navy grade of Chief Petty Officer (CPO), commonly referred to as the Chief, was established April 1, 1893, to distinguish senior enlisted leaders. The grade of senior chief and master chief petty officers followed in 1958. Navy is the only branch of the military in which advancing to the paygrade of E-7 holds such a high distinction. Since the beginning, chiefs have been given the responsibility of leading sailors to be the best in the world, ready to carry out the Navy’s mission when called upon. Naval traditions are the foundation upon which many of its core values are built. Navy chiefs take pride in understanding where they came from so that they can teach the next generation of sailors these traditions. This is the core of what is meant by the term “Deck Plate Leadership, ” which can be described as visible leaders who set the tone, now the mission, know their people, and develop their people beyond their own expectations as a team and as individuals. This unique military Challenge Coin measures approximately 2 13/16″ in width (from left to right), 2 13/16″ in height (from top to bottom) x 3/16 thick. The item “US Navy Chief SPAM Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Hawaii CPO Mess Challenge Coin” is in sale since Thursday, March 02, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Current Militaria (2001-Now)\Original Items\Challenge Coins”. The seller is “aiizcollectibles_com” and is located in Cupertino, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Hong Kong, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States