A Berks County native has advanced in the U.S. Navy.
Christopher Trupe received a promotion to chief petty officer in a ceremony on the Washington Navy Yard last week.
Trupe is one of just 10 musicians in the U.S. Navy Band selected for this honor.
He joined the Navy Band in 2002 as a sound engineer.
He's currently the sound engineer for the Navy Band Cruiser, a music ensemble.
He's toured the country as a sound engineer for the Bobby Mercer Road Shows and is a Penn State graduate.