Today is the day all the new chiefs join the mess. As I type, I am pretty sure that a lot of them are tired and wondering if the pinning ceremony will ever happen. They don't really understand, yet, that after today their professional life will never be the same; some of them won't understand until they look back next year, or the year after that. They are the people with the answers. They are the problem-solvers. They are the oil that makes things run smoothly, and at the same time, are the glue that holds things together.