(Sandra Jontz/Stars and Stripes)

Naples, Italy, Sept. 16, 2005: Chief Petty Officer Lisa Lazo, 32, stands tall as a sponsor places her new chief's cover atop her head during the pinning ceremony held at Carney Park.

Read Sandra Jontz's three-part series on the rigorous indoctrination E-6s in the Navy go through before becoming senior noncommissioned officers:

Part 1: Preparing to pin the golden anchor

Part 2: Spouses stay involved during passage to E-7

Part 3: Clear sailing ahead for newly pinned chiefs

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