"Promotion to Chief Petty Officer is an accumulation of 6 years of hard work, so for a young man to go from 10 to 11 years old to work this program to become chief takes a lot of long hours and dedication," Bryan Tarrant of U.S. Naval Sea Cadets said.
It's a big day for 17-year-old Logan Hidey from Haslett, Michigan.
Many years of training has brought him to this moment.
He is now Chief Petty Officer of the Lansing Sea Cadets.
His new leadership role is not easy to attain. Many sacrifices came with it.
Hidey attends Lansing Community College while being a student at Haslett High School. The early college program is allowing him to get his diploma and Associates degree at the same time.
Hidey believes being apart of the Lansing Sea Cadets is helping him to become the man he wants to be, and his mother, Laura Wallis, agreed.
"I just think it's an amazing program. There's amazing leadership, amazing adult volunteers that do believe in your kids that will bring out the best in them, and will challenge them because they believe in them,"she said.
The Lansing Sea Cadets have a Flagship competition next month where they will represent the city.
To learn more information about the program, click the link: http://www.seacadets.org/