Today is Veteran's Day, the day our nation honors those who have served in the military. Veteran's Day differs from Memorial Day, which is the day our nation honors those who've died in service to our country. Today we honor the living veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.
Today, in particular, we honor and thank Chief Petty Officer Kirk Allen, Coach Leslie's brother, for his 20 years of Naval service. CPO Allen joined the US Navy in 1986 following in the footsteps of his grandfather CPO Wayne Allen, USN Retired.
CPO Allen started his Naval career as an aircraft ordnance specialist flying aboard P-3 Orion airplanes. He later became a search and rescue swimmer and flew on H-46 Seaknights aboard USS Tarawa & H-60 Knighthawks on USS Saipan. He retired in 2007. Go Navy!
We are doing The Chief in honor of CPO Allen today. The Chief was created by CrossFit on September 14, 2008 to honor honor and recognition of all past and present CPOs. Here's how CrossFit HQ introduced The Chief:
"Each year in the United States Navy, a highly qualified and elite cadre of Sailors are selected and promoted to the join the ranks of Chief Petty Officer. Since 1893, "The Chiefs" have been relied upon by subordinates and superiors alike for their personal example, technical expertise and above all, their unique leadership capabilities. As the induction process for newly selected Chief Petty Officers is now underway throughout the US Navy, we thought it appropriate to inaugurate "The Chief" in honor and recognition of all past and present CPOs. Thanks to them and their families for their self-sacrifice, ability to adapt, tireless dedication to mission and devotion to country."
Max rounds in 3 minutes of:
3 Power cleans 135/95
Rest 1 minute.
Repeat for a total of 5 cycles.
Record your WOD on Beyond the Whiteboard.
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